In July 2020, France Football magazine announced that the Ballon d’Or would not be awarded due to Covid-19 which had disrupted many championships.
In exceptional circumstances, exceptional provisions. For the first time in its history, which began in 1956, the Ballon d’or France Football will not be awarded in 2020, due to a lack of fair conditions», read the press release of the famous magazine.
At the time, the decision was debated because Robert Lewandowski was the big favourite.
The Polish striker from Bayern Munich may have the opportunity to catch up this year because the trophy is back.
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— France Football (@francefootball) September 29, 2021