So, you're wondering who all the recent Ballon d'Or winners are? Let's get in to it!
The Ballon d'Or, which translates to "Golden Ball" in English, is one of the most prestigious individual awards in the world of soccer. It is an annual accolade presented to the best male football player in the world, as voted on by a panel of international journalists, coaches, national team captains, and managers. The award was established in 1956 by the French magazine "France Football" and has since become a symbol of excellence and recognition in the sport.
Overall, the Ballon d'Or serves as a benchmark for football excellence and continues to be a highly anticipated event in the soccer calendar, generating discussions and debates among fans, players, and pundits about who deserves the title of the world's best footballer each year, and why the answer is usually Messi! Win enough of them and you will likely find yourself on our list of most expensive soccer cards ever sold!
Here are the 14 most recent Ballon d'Or winners: