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Ballon d’Or ceremony set for October 17

The 2022 Ballon d'Or will be awarded on October 17 in Paris, with the successors to Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas to be named, organisers announced Tuesday.

The trophy for the 2015 FIFA World Player of the Year, is displayed during a news conference prior to the Ballon d’Or 2015 awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, January 11, 2016 REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

The 2022 Ballon d’Or will be awarded on October 17 in Paris, with the successors to Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas to be named, organisers announced Tuesday.

The 66th edition will be held at the Chatelet Theatre, where Messi won the men’s award for a record-extending seventh time last year.

The nominees will be announced on August 12.

It will be the first year since organisers France Football changed the criteria span to the European football season from the calendar year.

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