In 2022, when Alexia Putellas and Karim Benzema won the awards, hundreds of millions of people around the world watched the Ballon d’Or ceremony live.
According to figures published by France Football and L’Equipe (via Be Soccer), part of the group responsible for organizing the awards, the event also attracted 61 million responses on Twitter (now X), demonstrating its enduring appeal and prestige. vote.
World Cup winners Aitana Bonmati of Spain and Lionel Messi, captain of Argentina, are favorites to win their respective categories this time around, with huge audiences sure to tune in again.
The ceremony, which will be hosted by former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, will take place on October 30 in Paris. The winners of the Kopa Trophy (for the best young men’s player) and the Yashin Trophy (for the best men’s goalkeeper) will also be announced.
What time does the 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony start?
Red carpet arrivals at the Theater du Chatele in Paris begin at 7 p.m. local time, the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. and end by 10:30 p.m. All times are estimated by event organizers.
How to watch the Ballon d’Or 2023 live stream, TV channel
|UK||—||BBC Red Button, TNT Sports 2, Discovery+|
|Australia||—||SBS On Demand|
|India||Sony TEN 2||Sony LIV, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||—||L’Equipe — YouTube|
|Malaysia||—||L’Equipe — YouTube|
|Singapore||—||L’Equipe — YouTube|
|New Zealand||—||L’Equipe — YouTube|