On Monday, December 3rd in Paris, will be awarded the most prestigious award for a footballer, the Golden Ball. But not just that. This year will come with new innovations, as will be awarded the same trophy for the best female football and best U-21 player. The Golden Ball is in this way a kind of renewal, and after more than two months, we will learn who will be the winner of this 63rd edition, which will certainly be greatly influenced by the path of players with representatives respectively in the World Cup. The best women's choice system will be awarded on the basis of journalists' votes, just as for men.
Meanwhile, the award for the best U-21 player, which will be called the Kopa Trophy, will be given by 33 previous Golden Ball winners, who still live as Franz Beckenbauer, Jean-Pierre Papin, Marco Van Basten, Andriy Shevchenko, Zinedine Zidane, Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The main favorite for this trophy is of course the 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, the protagonist with his France in the World Cup that took place in Russia. Finalists for these 3 awards will be revealed on October 8th.