When is the Ballon d’Or 2023? TV channel, live stream and UK start time to brand best player in world football
THE Ballon d’Or is the highest individual accolade in the game of football.
Last year saw Karim Benzema win the prestigious award after a spectacular campaign.
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema receives the 2022 Ballon d’Or awardGETTY
The Frenchman won the award for the first time in his career after leading Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a 14th European Cup in 2022.
Last season Benzema also scored 27 goals in the Spanish top flight and was the top goalscorer in the Champions League with 15 goals.
This year many are of the opinion that Lionel Messi will be victorious for an astounding eighth time.
The football legend helped Argentina to victory at the Qatar World Cup back in December and was also voted player of the tournament.
Meanwhile, you can’t ignore Manchester City goal machine Erling Haaland, who has scored 52 goals in all competitions so far this season.
The Norweigan striker could also win a historic treble this campaign, with City very much in the frame to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
When is the Ballon d’Or 2023?
The Ballon d’Or 2023 will take place on Monday, October 16th.
The ceremony is expected to begin at 8pm BST.
The Theatre du Chatelet in Paris will play host.
What channel is the Ballon d’Or 2023 and can it be live streamed?
Official details for broadcasting of the Ballon d’Or 2023 are yet to be revealed.
Last year fans were able to live stream via the L’Equipe YouTube channel and website.
Viewers in the UK could also watch on the Eurosport TV channel.
Who has won the most Ballon d’Or?
Lionel Messi – 7: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo – 5: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Michel Platini – 3: 1983, 1984, 1985
Johan Cruyff – 3: 1971, 1971, 1974
Marco van Basten – 3: 1988, 1989, 1992
Franz Beckenbauer – 2: 1972, 1976
Ronaldo – 2: 1997, 2002
Alfredo Di Stefano – 2: 1957, 1959
Kevin Keegan – 2: 1978, 1979
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – 2: 1980, 1981