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2023 Ballon d'Or Results (men)

The Ballon d'Or Award is an annual football award for the best international player from the previous season. The award is voted by a panel of selected journalists from the top football playing countries. The mid-season presence of a World Cup has added a different dynamic to the voting.

Messi's Ballon d'Or Messi won his 8th Ballon d'Or

This is the second year of the new voting period. The award is now aligned with the regular European football season, while before 2022 it was judged based on the calendar year. As a result, the player performances at the 2022 Qatar World Cup will influence the 2023 Ballon d'Or award.

Below are the 30 nominees for the 2023 Award in the final order after voting. The winner of the award was chosen by 92 journalists (from the top 100 nations in FIFA's men's world rankings). A gala ceremony to announce the winners was held on October 30 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, hosted by former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Drogba. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was omitted from the nominees list for the first time since 2003. The favorite to win was Argentinian Lionel Messi.

Messi won a record eighth award. He was also the first player to win the award while playing for a team in MLS, though the award is mostly recognizing his accomplishments as a PSG player across the 2022/23 season. This could be his last Ballon d'Or prize, particularly if he continues to play for Inter Miami in the MLS competition.

See the list of all previous Ballon d'Or winners, and about the women's Ballon d'Or in 2023.

Final order for the men's 2023 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Nationality Club Points
1 Lionel Messi Argentina PSG 462
2 Erling Haaland Norway Man City 357
3 Kylian Mbappe France PSG 270
4 Kevin de Bruyne Belgium Man City 100
5 Rodri Spain Man City 57
6 Vinicius Jr Brazil Real Madrid 49
7 Julian Alvarez Argentina Man City 28
8.  Victor Osimhen Nigeria Napoli 24
9.  Bernardo Silva Portugal Man City 20
10 Luka Modric Croatia Real Madrid 19
11 Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool 13
12 Robert Lewandowski Poland Barcelona 12
13 Yassine Bounou Morocco Sevilla 10
14 Ilkay Gundogan Germany Man City / Barcelona 8
15 Emiliano Martinez Argentina Aston Villa 7
16 Karim Benzema France Real Madrid 6
17 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Georgia Napoli 6
18 Jude Bellingham England Borussia Dortmund / Real Madrid 5
19 Harry Kane England Tottenham / Bayern Munich 4
20 Lautaro Martinez Argentina Inter Milan 4
21 Antoine Griezmann France Atletico Madrid 4
22 Kim Min-Jae South Korea Napoli / Bayern Munich 3
23 Andre Onana Cameroon Man United 2
24 Bukayo Saka England Arsenal 1
25 Josko Gvardiol Croatia RB Leipzig / Man City 1
26 Jamal Musiala Germany Bayern Munich 0
27 Nicolo Barella Italy Inter Milan 0
=28 Randal Kolo Muani France Eintracht Frankfurt / PSG 0
=28 Martin Odegaard Norway Arsenal 0
30 Ruben Dias Portugal Man City 0

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