In these article, we are going to unravel what the SUPER Ballon D’Or trophy is and the only player to have ever grace the award.
Many football fans/lovers believe the Ballon D’Or award is the biggest and most prestigious a player could ever won in football.
But only few have ever heard of the SUPER Ballon D’Or 🏆, the most prestigious award in football history.
What is the Super Ballon D’Or award in football?
The Super Ballon D’Or award is the most rare award organized by the French football magazine.
It is deemed to be awarded to the best player in the past 30 years if only there’s a worthy contender.
Meanwhile, the Ballon D’Or award was first organized in 1957 by the French football magazine.
During it’s 30th anniversary, the organization decided to mark the ceremony with a more prestigious award.
An award in which only European players are eligible for the award but surprisingly the only winner is a non-European.
So far, only one player in history of football have ever grace the award as it was handed to Alfredo di Stefano in December 1989.
Beating the likes of Johan Cruyff and Michel Platini among other nominees to win the award.
Di Stefano was born in Argentina and played there until 1949.
On joining Real Madrid, he then played for Spain and earn citizenship which qualify him for the award.
Regarded as one of the most prolific striker of his generation with 308 goals in 396 appearances for Real Madrid.
Di Stefano also won two Ballon D’Or, eight la liga trophy, five consecutive European cups among others.
According to Julien’s auctions, the super Ballon D’Or award was later sold for £187,500.
Who could be handed the second ever super Ballon D’Or award?
In recent decades, there’s no doubt no footballer comes near Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The two modern-day greats have graced the sport with incredible performance setting and breaking all sorts of records.
Before the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the only trophy missing in their cabinet is the most prolific FIFA World Cup.
Ronaldo’s Portugal were eliminated in the quarter finals by Morocco while Messi’s Argentina went all the way to lift the 2022 World Cup.
Messi also won the 2022 World Cup Golden ball for his incredible performance with seven goals and three assist.
With Messi now have completed football by winning every possible team/individual accolades in his career.
Many fans have concluded the GOAT debate between Messi and Ronaldo is now settled.
Nevertheless, Messi could now have his own version of the super Ballon D’Or ahead of his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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