The Last Six Years has been good for football, as France Football in partnership with FIFA came to one Award for the Best Footballer on the Planet each year which we know as the Fifa ballon D’OR an award Lionel Messi had won 5 times while ronaldo of Real Madrid is behind him on 3.
The Announcement came just days after fifa announced a new President for the world football governing body.
official Statements says as from next year,2017 the France Football will organise the ballon D’or while fifa will organise the FIFA World Player of the Year.
Mean while France Football has officially released the changes to ballpn D’or Voting.
1.The voting will only include votes from journalists. National team managers and captains no longer have a vote.
2. The shortlist of finalists for the Ballon d’Or award will increase from 23 to 30.
3.There will be no three man finalists ahead of the award ceremony.
4. The Ballon d’Or will be presented before the end of the calendar year, as oppose to January.
During FIFA’s partnership with France Football that lasted from 2010-2016, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won the coveted Ballon d’Or award so from next year, the two players can compete for both awards..