Ballon d’Or 2023 Male, Female Nominees

In the world of football, the Ballon d’Or is a very important award. It celebrates the best football players in the world. This year, in 2023, the event will happen in Paris, France. It’s a big deal! We have all the information you need about this exciting event.

The Big Day

The Ballon d’Or 2023 will take place on Monday at 8:30 p.m. in Paris. People from all over the world will be watching to see who wins.

Categories and Nominees

There are four main categories at the Ballon d’Or 2023. Three of them are for male players, and one is for female players. Let’s take a look at who’s been nominated for this year’s award.

Ballon d’Or 2023 Male Nominees

Player Name Clubs
Josko Gvardiol RB Leipzig and Manchester City
Andre Onana Inter Milan and Manchester United
Karim Benzema Real Madrid and Al-Ittihad
Mohamed Salah Liverpool
Jamal Musiala Bayern Munich
Bukayo Saka Arsenal
Randal Kolo Muani Eintracht Frankfurt and Paris Saint-Germain
Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City
Bernardo Silva Manchester City
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Napoli
Emiliano Martinez Aston Villa
Ruben Dias Manchester City
Nicolo Barella Inter Milan
Erling Haaland Manchester City
Martin Odegaard Arsenal
Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City and Barcelona
Yassine Bounou Sevilla and Al-Hilal
Julian Alvarez Manchester City
Vinicius Jr Real Madrid
Rodrigo Manchester City
Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Miami
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid
Lautaro Martinez Inter Milan
Robert Lewandowski Barcelona
Kim Min-jae Napoli and Bayern Munich
Luka Modric Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain
Victor Osimhen Napoli
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich

Ballon d’Or 2023 Female Nominees

Player Name Clubs
Daphne Van Domselaar Twente and Aston Villa
Lena Oberdorf Vfl Wolfsburg
Hinata Miyazawa MyNavi Sendai
Millie Bright Chelsea
Salma Paralluelo Barcelona
Sophia Smith Portland Thorns
Hayley Raso Manchester City and Real Madrid
Amanda Ilestedt Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal
Georgia Stanway Bayern Munich
Olga Carmona Real Madrid
Fridolina Rolfo Barcelona
Rachel Daly Aston Villa
Alba Redondo Levante
Lina Caicedo Real Madrid
Kadidiatou Diani Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais
Patricia Guijarro Barcelona
Ewa Pajor Vfl Wolfsburg
Guro Reiten Chelsea
Sam Kerr Chelsea
Debinha North Carlina Courage and Kansas City Current
Aitana Bonmati Barcelona
Alexandra Popp Vfl Wolfsburg
Yui Hasegawa Manchester City
Jill Roord Vfl Wolfsburg and Manchester City
Katie McCabe Arsenal
Wendie Renard Olympique Lyonnais
Asisat Oshoala Barcelona
Mary Earps Manchester United
Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw Manchester City
Mapi Leon Barcelona

Favorites to Watch

This year, the Ballon d’Or has a new way of picking winners. It looks at how well players did in the 2022/23 season. Right now, everyone is talking about Lionel Messi. He led Argentina to victory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and he’s the favorite to win his eighth Ballon d’Or.

But don’t forget Karim Benzema. He’s been amazing for Real Madrid, and Aitana Bonmati helped Spain win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. They are strong contenders too.

Get ready for a night full of excitement as we find out who takes home the Ballon d’Or in 2023. Stay tuned for updates and exclusive insights from the event. It’s a night for celebrating football excellence and honoring the best in the world!

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