The Ballon d’Or will now be awarded based on performances over the course of a regular European season.
“No more January to December,” the magazine said on Twitter. “The (Ballon d’Or) will now be awarded on the basis of a classic football season: August to July.”
France Football has announced the Ballon d’Or will now be given to the best player over a standard European season rather than during a calendar year.— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 11, 2022
The 2021-22 campaign will end with the 2022 Women’s Euros, and the 2022 World Cup will be included in the 2022-23 awards. pic.twitter.com/tk7z7zuqDW