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What channel is Ballon d’Or: Time, TV schedule for 2022 ceremony

The 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony is almost upon us. Record Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi notably won’t be there having failed to make the shortlist as a finalist after an impressive debut campaign with PSG.

With a number of players looking to win the title for the first time, the 2022 event looks set to be one not to be missed.

Ballon d’Or TV channel, live stream schedule

DateTimeTV channelStreaming
AustraliaTue, Oct. 1805:30 AEDTSBSSBS On Demand
CanadaMon, Oct. 1714:30 ET— L’Equipe site, YouTube
IndiaTue, Oct. 1800:00 ISTL’Equipe site, YouTube
MalaysiaTue, Oct. 1802:30 MTL’Equipe site, YouTube
New ZealandTue, Oct. 1807:30 NZSTL’Equipe site, YouTube
SingaporeTue, Oct. 1802:30 SSTL’Equipe site, YouTube
UKMon, Oct. 1719:30 BSTL’Equipe site, YouTube
USAMon, Oct. 1714:30 ETParamount+

USA: Paramount+ will be streaming the event for subscribers in the USA.

Australia: SBS will televise and stream the event for fans wishing to watch from Australia.

All other territories: The 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony will be available to stream live for free in most territories on L’Equipe’s YouTube channel and website.

French publication France Football is the creator and curator of the annual Ballon d’Or award, and as such, they are in control of the broadcast of the event using the streaming channels of sister publication L’Equipe.

France Football had a brief partnership with FIFA for the Ballon d’Or between 2010-2015, but this is no longer the case for FIFA to launch its own individual awards.

Who are the 2022 Ballon d’Or finalists?

There are 30 players who have been shortlisted for the 2022 men’s Ballon d’Or award.

Among the favorites are Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (at Bayern Munich in 2021/22, now at Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

Benzema is thought to be a runaway winner after leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and UEFA Champions League double while taking top scorer honors in both competitions.

There are 20 nominees for the women’s award, including three players from Euro 2022 champions England, three Americans, Australian star Sam Kerr and 2021 winner Alexia Potelis.

Betting favorites for men’s Ballon d’Or 2022

Odds via Sports Interaction (Canada)

PlayerClub (2021/22)NationalityOdds
Karim BenzemaReal MadridFrance-2500
Sadio ManeLiverpoolSenegal+1049
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolEgypt+1223
Kylian MbappePSGFrance+1748
Kevin de BruyneMan CityBelgium+2184
Virgil van DijkLiverpoolNetherlands+2621
Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichPoland+2621
Cristiano RonaldoMan UnitedPortugal+3495

How is the Ballon d’Or winner selected?

Players, coaches and journalists all submit votes to decide the Ballon d’Or winner each year.

Before 2007, only journalists were allowed to vote before coaches and national team captains.

The voting criteria were recently updated to eliminate consideration of overall career performance and instead focus on three key factors:

  • individual performance in the previous season (no longer by calendar year);
  • the team’s success during the previous season;
  • Player conduct and fair play during the season.

Most Ballon d’Or wins

The player with the most Ballon d’Or awards so far is Lionel Messi who has won the award seven times. He is followed by Messi’s long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo with five Ballon d’Or awards. Only 10 players have ever claimed multiple Ballon d’Or awards.

Messi is the most recent winner of the Ballon d’Or after taking the award ahead of Robert Lewandowski in 2021.

The honor was not awarded in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Messi also winning the award in 2019 after beating Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk by just seven votes.

The 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony is nearly upon us

What channel is Ballon d’Or on? Time, TV schedule for 2022 ceremony© Provided by Sporting News

Football’s night of nights will honor the very best players over the 2021/22 season. 

Record Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi will notably not be there having failed to be shortlisted as a finalist after an underwhelming debut campaign with PSG. 

With a number of players vying for the title for the first time, the 2022 ceremony looms as one not to miss.

Ballon d’Or TV channel, live stream schedule

DateTimeTV channelStreaming
AustraliaTue, Oct. 1805:30 AEDTSBSSBS On Demand
CanadaMon, Oct. 1714:30 ET— L’Equipe site, YouTube
IndiaTue, Oct. 1800:00 ISTL’Equipe site, YouTube
MalaysiaTue, Oct. 1802:30 MTL’Equipe site, YouTube
New ZealandTue, Oct. 1807:30 NZSTL’Equipe site, YouTube
SingaporeTue, Oct. 1802:30 SSTL’Equipe site, YouTube
UKMon, Oct. 1719:30 BSTL’Equipe site, YouTube
USAMon, Oct. 1714:30 ETParamount+

USA: Paramount+ is scheduled to stream the event for subscribers in the USA.

Australia: SBS will televise and stream the ceremony for fans wanting to watch on from Australia. 

All other regions: The 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony will be available to stream live for free on L’Equipe’s YouTube channel and website in most regions.

French publication France Football is the creator and caretaker of the yearly Ballon d’Or award, and thus they are in control of the event’s broadcast, using the streaming channels of sister publication L’Equipe.

France Football had a brief partnership with FIFA for the Ballon d’Or between 2010-2015, but that is no longer the case with FIFA launching its own individual awards.

Who are the 2022 Ballon d’Or finalists?

There are 30 players who have been shortlisted for the 2022 men’s Ballon d’Or award.

Among the favorites are Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (at Bayern Munich in 2021/22, now at Barcelona), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).

Benzema is thought to be the runaway winner after leading Real Madrid to the La Liga and UEFA Champions League double, while earning top scorer honors in both competitions.

There are 20 nominees for the women’s award, including three players from Euro 2022 champions England, three Americans, Australian star Sam Kerr, and 2021 winner Alexia Putellas.

Betting favorites for men’s Ballon d’Or 2022

Odds via Sports Interaction (Canada)

PlayerClub (2021/22)NationalityOdds
Karim BenzemaReal MadridFrance-2500
Sadio ManeLiverpoolSenegal+1049
Mohamed SalahLiverpoolEgypt+1223
Kylian MbappePSGFrance+1748
Kevin de BruyneMan CityBelgium+2184
Virgil van DijkLiverpoolNetherlands+2621
Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichPoland+2621
Cristiano RonaldoMan UnitedPortugal+3495

How is the Ballon d’Or winner selected?

Players, coaches and journalists all submit votes to decide the winner of the Ballon d’Or each year. 

Prior to 2007, only journalists were allowed to vote before coaches and captains of national teams were also invited to have their say. 

Voting criteria were recently updated to eliminate consideration for overall career performance and instead focus on three main factors:

  1. Individual performance in previous season (no longer by calendar year);
  2. Team success during the previous season;
  3. Player behavior and fair play during the season in consideration.

🔝1️⃣0️⃣ Throwback

Take a look at the 2021 Ballon d’Or ranking!#ballondor pic.twitter.com/LnfwIzUPwG— Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@francefootball) October 16, 2022

Most Ballon d’Or wins

The player with the most Ballon d’Or awards all-time is Lionel Messi who has won it seven times. Behind him is Messi’s long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo with five Ballon d’Or awards. Only 10 players all-time have claimed multiple Ballon d’Or awards.

Messi is the most recent Ballon d’Or winner after taking home the award in 2021 ahead of Robert Lewandowski. 

The honour wasn’t given out in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Messi also winning the award in 2019 after he edged out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk by just seven votes.

RankPlayerBallon d’OrwinsYears won
1.Lionel Messi72009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2015, 2019, 2021
2.Cristiano Ronaldo52008, 2013, 2014, 2016,2017
3.Michel Platini31983, 1984, 1985
Johan Cruyff31971, 1973, 1974
Marco van Basten31988, 1989, 1992
6.Franz Beckenbauer21972, 1976
Ronaldo21997, 2002
Alfredo Di Stefano21957, 1959
Kevin Keegan21978, 1979
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge21980, 1981

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