• NFTs will be awarded to Ballon d’Or winners

  • The Ballon d’Or is one of football’s most prestigious prizes, and it is cherished by players all around the world. Top footballers who win the honor this year will receive not only a gold statue but also NFTs.

    On September 8, 2022, this was published by French media and confirmed by the award organization itself.

    The 66th Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022. The NFTs will be presented when the winners are announced. The NFTs will contain specialized categories such as best male and female, best scorer, and best goalie.

    Aside from the NFTs awarded to the winners, there will be an NFT collection available for purchase by the general public. If the initial NFT event goes well, this might become a more regular feature of the award process.

    According to Equipe Media Group, the organization behind the Ballon d’Or, this is all in an effort to add more of a web3 element to a decades-old and globally-known prize.

    “This first collection will be followed by others as the Ballon d’Or, and more broadly the Equipe and Amaury groups, wish to project themselves in a sustainable way into the world of Web3, the new age of decentralized internet,” the agency said.

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