The announcement of the new election formula for the next Golden Ball could allow some players to chip the trophy at Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Tired of always seeing the same scene at the Golden Ball ceremony? Not because for eight years it’s always the same thing. Or rather, there are only two possibilities: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s not that they don’t deserve it, but after almost a decade of domination of the two rascals, one would become almost nostalgic of the time when only the matches of the World Cup were taken into account (yes, it is for you Fabio) to award the precious trophy. To be clear, we want it to change, to see new faces and to dream that someday Grizou will really have a chance. And apparently, things are starting to move!
This Friday, France Football announced that the partnership with Fifa that existed since 2010 to elect the winner was not renewed for the next election. Specifically, it means that the captains and breeders of teams affiliated with the International Federation would no longer be given the floor (who were still voting for a player from their country or a teammate) to keep only the vote of the journalists. Old-fashioned what? The time when Pavel Nedved, Andrei Shevchenko or Michael Owen had seized their chance. Thinking about it well, was it really better?