Golden Ball-winner from this year only by journalists determined
The voting procedure for the Golden Ball goes immediately back to the previous formula, in which only journalists are allowed to vote. Co-organizer France Football has the cooperation with the FIFA Friday ended.
The French voetbalblad therefore, just as in the period 1956-2010, only the rights on the election.
In 2010, FIFA and France Football join forces to, and the price for fifa world player of the year and the Golden Ball merged.
Trainers and captains of national teams and journalists were allowed since then cast their vote on a player. During the next edition should be only journalists still vote.
With the ‘old’ system in the last six editions, won by Lionel Messi (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015) and Cristiano Ronaldo, who the award in 2013 and 2014 received.
Wesley Sneijder, Andres Iniesta, Franck Ribéry and Manuel Neuer would all be the Golden Ball have won if only the journalists were allowed to vote.