The 2020 version of the Ballon d’Or has been scrapped in wake of coronavirus pandemic, organisers France Soccer introduced on Monday.
The celebrated award, which got here into life in 1956, is passed to the most efficient participant on the planet annually with jury comprising of 180 folks from world wide.
“For the primary time since 1956, the Ballon d’Or will take a smash. There will probably be no version in 2020, as it seems, after considerate attention, that all of the prerequisites aren’t met,” the commentary on France Soccer’s Twitter care for learn.
“We imagine that any such singular 12 months can not – and must no longer – be handled as an extraordinary one.
“The Ballon d’Or will collect once more the soccer giant circle of relatives and fanatics in 2021, to relive the happiness that surrounds the ceremonies as we’ve got skilled them in recent times,” it added.
Argentina and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is lately the proud proprietor of the Ballon d’Or and his six crowns over time is an all-time report. Portuguese famous person Cristiano Ronaldo comes a detailed 2nd with 5 titles.
United States Megan Rapinoe gained the ladies’s Ballon d’Or in 2019. All over the rite, an award could also be given to the most efficient objective of the 12 months — The Puskas Award — and it used to be passed out to Hungarian skilled Daniel Zsori final time period.