One of the most prominent day for football fans takes place on Monday with the Ballon d'Or 2019 ceremony all set to take place on December 2, 2019. Barcelona star Lionel Messi is being tipped as the hot-favourite to win Ballon d'Or 2019 trophy this year and the excitement among Messi fans is palpable. You can check our Ballon d’Or 2019 winner name predictions where we bring you the winning chances of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Virgil van Dijk in Paris. Yes, the event is going to be held in France this year. And it is totally understandable for many fans to not be aware of it. Well, this is why the search for Ballon d’Or 2019 Date and Time in India seems to be at an all-time high. In this section, we will be not only presenting die-hard football fans in India all information on Ballon d'Or 2019 full schedule with date, ceremony time in IST (Indian Standard Time) and venue but also Ballon d'Or live telecast, TV channel details in India as well as live streaming online info of the most prestigious football awards ceremony.
With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominating the title in the last decade, the Ballon d'Or 2019 winner is a hard guess to make. Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 700 goals this year and is on the way to reach Pele’s milestone in the total number of career goals. On the other hand, Lionel Messi helped his nation Argentina to bag victories in international friendlies matches as well as played his 700th game for Barcelona. And then there is Virgil van Dijk who pipped both Ronaldo and Messi to bad UEFA Men's Player of the Year 2019. Well, it's pretty difficult to choose who is a most-deserving footballer to clinch Ballon d'Or 2019 trophy. On that note, let's quickly check Ballon d’Or 2019 ceremony date, time, telecast, streaming, TV channel and other relevant information.
What is the Date, Time, Schedule and Venue of Ballon d'Or 2019 Football Awards Ceremony?
Ballon d'Or 2019 award ceremony will be held in Paris, which is the capital of France. The event will take place on December 2 (Monday) at Théâtre du Châtelet. The award ceremony will commence at 7:30 PM GMT. According to Indian Standard Time (IST), the event ceremony will telecast in India at 1 AM on December 3 (Tuesday).
Ballon d'Or 2019 Live Telecast and Live Streaming in India (TV Channel Details)
Sadly, fans in India will not be able to catch Ballon d'Or 2019 awards ceremony in India as there is no official broadcaster for the same. While live telecast is missing from TV channels in India, you can still get all information via live streaming available on France Football's official website. HERE's THE LINK.
Who Are the Female and Male Nominees for Ballon d'Or 2019 Awards?
Male Nominees: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk, Bernardo Silva, Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur, Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, Roberto Firmino, Alisson, Matthijs de Ligt,,Karim Benzema, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Aguero, Frenkie de Jong, Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur, Dusan Tadic, Ajax, Kylian Mbappe, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Donny van de Beek, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Kalidou Koulibaly, Antoine Griezmann, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Marquinhos, Raheem Sterling, Joao Felix.
Female Nominees: Lucy Bronze, Ellen White, Sam Kerr, Chicago, Nilla Fischer, Amandine Henry, Alex Morgan,Vivianne Miedema, Dzenifer Marozsan, Pernile Harder, Sarah Bouhaddi, Megan Rapinoe, Lieke Martens, Sari van Veenandal, Wendie Renard, Rose Lavelle, Marta, Ada Hegerberg, Kosovare Asllani, Sofia Jakobsson, Tobin Heath.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won Ballon d'Or golden ball awards five times each in the last decade. In 2018, Croatian footballer Luka Modrić won the Ballon d'Or title, halting their winning streak. Talking about women footballers, the Ballon d'Or awards for female players commenced in 2018. Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg won the golden ball award in 2018. US captain Megan Rapinoe is everyone's top choice to bag the top prize in women's category.