France Football has confirmed that the Ballon d’Or 2020 will not be assigned. ‘The winners of last year’s edition will have no successors’.
France Football set up the award in 1956 and announced through their chief editor Pascal Ferré that the 2020 edition will not be assigned.
“For the first time in its history, which began in 1965, the Ballon d’Or will not be awarded in 2020,” he explained through the French outlet. “Due to the lack of sufficient fair conditions.”
Lionel Messi won the 2019 edition, his sixth so far, and will therefore keep the title for another 12 months.
Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious award five times during his career, and this term the Portuguese star fights with Ciro Immobile for the Capocannoniere title in Italy.
“The winners of the last edition will have no successors at the end of the year. Because there will be no Ballon d’Or 2020 edition.”