The most prestigious individual prizes in men’s and women’s football was awarded on Monday, October 30. The 2023 Ballon d’Or and Ballon d’Or Feminin were presented at a star-studded ceremony in Paris, hosted by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba!

    Lionel Messi, the favourite to win the men’s award for a record-extending eighth time, was officially crowned as the trophy winner, as Spanish star Aitana Bonmati was awarded the women’s trophy. While officially awarded as a PSG player for his accomplishments across the 2022/23 season, Inter Miami forward Messi becomes the first player in history to win the Ballon d’Or while playing for a team in MLS, as he moved to South Florida in the summer.

    Bonmati, fresh off the 2023 Women’s World Cup title, was crowned the female winner, following in the footsteps of Barcelona teammate Alexia Putellas who won the previous two. Injury problems have left Putellas out of the running for the 2023 prize, while a whopping six Barcelona players were nominated for this year’s award.


    Final Men’s Ballon d’Or rankings

    RankPlayerNationalityClub
    WINNERLionel MessiArgentinaPSG
    2.Erling HaalandNorwayMan City
    3.Kylian MbappeFrancePSG
    4.Kevin de BruyneBelgiumMan City
    5.RodriSpainMan City
    6.Vinicius JrBrazilReal Madrid
    7.Julian AlvarezArgentinaMan City
    8. Victor OsimhenNigeriaNapoli
    9. Bernardo SilvaPortugalMan City
    10.Luka ModricCroatiaReal Madrid
    11.Mohamed SalahEgyptLiverpool
    12.Robert LewandowskiPolandBarcelona
    13.Yassine BounouMoroccoSevilla
    14.Ilkay GundoganGermanyMan City/Barcelona
    15.Emiliano MartinezArgentinaAston Villa
    16.Karim BenzemaFranceReal Madrid
    17.Khvicha KvaratskheliaGeorgiaNapoli
    18.Jude BellinghamEnglandBorussia Dortmund/Real Madrid
    19.Harry KaneEnglandTottenham/Bayern Munich
    20.Lautaro MartinezArgentinaInter Milan
    21.Antoine GriezmannFranceAtletico Madrid
    22.Kim Min-JaeSouth KoreaNapoli/Bayern Munich
    23.Andre OnanaCameroonMan United
    24.Bukayo SakaEnglandArsenal
    25.Josko GvardiolCroatiaRB Leipzig/Man City
    26.Jamal MusialaGermanyBayern Munich
    27.Nicolo BarellaItalyInter Milan
    T-28.Randal Kolo MuaniFranceEintracht Frankfurt/PSG
    T-28.Martin OdegaardNorwayArsenal
    30.Ruben DiasPortugalMan City

    Other Men’s awards:

    Kopa Trophy: Jude Bellingham (England / Borussia Dortmund)

    Socrates Award: Vinicius Jr. (Brazil / Real Madrid)

    Yashin Award: Emiliano Martinez (Argentina / Aston Villa)

    Gerd Muller trophy: Erling Haaland (Norway / Man City)

    Club of the Year: Manchester City (England / Premier League)


    Final Women’s Ballon d’Or Top 10 rankings

    RankPlayerNationalityClub
    WINNERAitana BonmatiSpainBarcelona
    2. Sam KerrAustraliaChelsea
    3. Salma ParallueloSpainBarcelona
    4. Fridolina RolfoSwedenBarcelona
    5. Mary EarpsEnglandMan City
    6. Olga CarmonaSpainReal Madrid
    7. Alexandra PoppGermanyVfL Wolfsburg
    8. Patri GuijarroSpainBarcelona
    9. Linda CaicedoColombiaReal Madrid
    10.Rachel DalyEnglandAston Villa

    Other Women’s awards:

    Club of the Year: Barcelona (Spain / Primera Division Femenino)