The Ballon d'Or has partnered with contemporary artist Leo Caillard to bring this concept to life.
Caillard has worked with the Ballon d'Or in the past, including an exclusive collection around Pyrites, which are precious stones shown at the base of the physical trophy.
Over the years, players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have taken home Men's Ballon d'Or honors. This recognizes the best footballer on the planet.
Messi holds the record for the most Ballon d'Or titles with seven to his name (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021).
In all, there have been 25 different winners of the award over the years, including 10 players to take home the trophy on multiple occasions.
There are also other awards given out, including the Women’s Ballon d’Or, Kopa Trophy (best under 21 player), Yachine Trophy, (top goalkeeper) Müller Trophy (top striker), Socrates Award (Sadio Mané) and Club of the Year (Manchester City).