The organisers of the Ballon d’Or, have announced they would not be holding the award this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The award has been given consistently since 1956 by France Football yearly, but now they disclosed it would be unfair to hold the award for 2020.
France Football said all they cared about was protecting the credibility of the award, “Protecting the credibility and legitimacy of such an award also means ensuring its flawlessness over time.”
“We did not want to put an indelible asterisk on the prize list like ‘trophy won in exceptional circumstances due to the Covid-19 health crisis’,” France Football added.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, is the all time record winner of the award, he has won it 6 times.