The FIFA Ballon D’or 2020 has been cancelled by France Football due to coronavirus pandemic.
AS reported that instead of the individual prize, there will be a best XI of the 2019-20 season.This is the first time the award is cancelled since its inception in 1956 and there will be no winner for 2020.
The decision was taken by France Football editor Pascal Ferré. “In such a unique year we can’t treat it as an ordinary one,” Ferré said.
“The season started with certain rules and ended with other rules. In January and February, soccer was played in front of full stands. Then from May and June it was with empty stands”.
So far, Lionel Messi has won the highest number of the award, winning it six times.