It seems a deceptively simple process.
A collection of 23 candidates are drawn up for the Ballon d’Or by experts from the FIFA Football Committee and by a group of experts from France Football.
Then captains and head coaches of the men’s national teams as well as international media representatives selected by France Football vote on the venerable 23 and the man with the most votes is the Ballon d’Or winner.
To guard against footballing hubris there is one main stipulation – a player must not vote for himself. Again, simple enough.
So when Brazil captain Thiago Silva sat down withRead More »from Thiago Silva makes a mess of his Ballon d’Or vote