When is the Ballon d’Or 2023? Ceremony date, start time, how to watch live, odds and shortlists in full

Lionel Messi is favourite to pick up an eighth Ballon d’Or when the award is handed out in Paris next week.

Football’s most prestigious individual prize will be awarded based on performances last season, when Messi led Argentina to the World Cup in thrilling fashion in Qatar.

Even Erling Haaland’s remarkable campaign, one that saw him score 52 goals in 53 matches and fire Manchester City to the Treble, is unlikely to be enough to deny Messi, who is already very much in a league of his own when it comes to the Ballon d’Or.

Six other City players join Haaland on the 30-man shortlist, with Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane the English representation.

The Ballon d’Or Feminin will also be awarded, with Aitana Bonmati believed to be leading the race after a stellar season for Barcelona and Spain.

Alexia Putellas has won the award in each of the last two years, but an ACL injury ended her hopes of making it a hat-trick and she is not on the shortlist this time. Mary Earps, Millie Bright, Rachel Daly and Georgia Stanway are the four English players nominated, after the Lionesses reached the World Cup final.

When will the 2023 Ballon d’Or winner be announced?

The winner will be crowned on Monday, October 30, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, with the ceremony set to begin at 8pm BST.

How to watch the 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony

Live stream: The ceremony will be broadcast live on L’Equipe’s YouTube channel and website.

Live blog: You can follow the ceremony in full on the night via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or last year (AFP via Getty Images)

Men’s Ballon d’Or shortlist in full

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England goalkeeper Mary Earps is on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or Feminin (AP)

Women’s Ballon d’Or shortlist in full

Mary Earps (Man United)

Millie Bright (Chelsea)

Rachel Daly (Aston Villa)

Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich)

Sam Kerr (Chelsea)

Guro Reiten (Chelsea)

Katie Mccabe (Arsenal)

Khadija Shaw (Man City)

Jill Roord (Man City)

Yui Hasegawa (Man City)

Hayley Raso (Real Madrid)

Amanda Ilestedt (Arsenal)

Hinata Miyazawa (Man United)

Daphne Van Domselaar (Aston Villa)

Mapi Leon (Barcelona)

Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona)

Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)

Patricia Guijarro (Barcelona)

Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)

Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona)

Olga Ramona (Real Madrid)

Linda Caicedo (Real Madrid)

Alba Redondo (Levante)

Wendie Renard (Lyon)

Kadidiatou Diani (Lyon)

Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg)

Ewa Pajor (Wolfsburg)

Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg)

Debinha (Kansas City)

Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns)

What other awards will be given out?

There is a ten-man shortlist for the Kopa Trophy, given to the best men’s under-21 player. Jude Bellingham is unsurprisingly nominated, along with Barcelona trio Gavi, Pedri and Alejandro Balde.

Jamal Musiala is also in the running, while Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund is the only Premier League player on the shortlist.

The Yashin Trophy will also be handed out to the best goalkeeper – last year’s winner is Thibaut Courtois is nominated again. So too are Aaron Ramsdale, Emi Martinez, Andre Onana and Ederson, but Liverpool’s Alisson misses out this time.

Jude Bellingham is on the ten-man shortlist for the Kopa Trophy (AFP via Getty Images)

Latest Ballon d’Or odds

Men’s award

Lionel Messi – 1/25

Erling Haaland – 9/1

Jude Bellingham – 40/1

Rodri – 50/1

Kevin De Bruyne – 80/1

Kylian Mbappe – 80/1

Women’s award

Aitana Bonmati – 1/5

Olga Carmona – 8/1

Mary Earps – 10/1

Sam Kerr – 16/1

Asisat Oshoala – 33/1

Salma Paralluelo – 33/1


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