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BALLON D'OR

Ballon d’Or 2023: who voted for who as Messi, Bonmatí won France Football award?

Lionel Messi won a record eighth Men’s Ballon d’Or, while Aitana Bonmatí took the women’s award. But where did the votes come from?

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2023 Ballon d’Or: Messi and Bonmatí

Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmatí won the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Ballons d’Or by considerable margins, voting details released by awards organisers France Football have shown.

Messi, Bonmatí both win Ballon d’Or by three-digit margins

Messi, who picked up a record eighth Men’s Ballon d’Or at Monday’s gala in Paris, finished 105 points clear of second-placed Erling Haaland.

Meanwhile, Bonmatí won the women’s prize by an even greater distance than the Argentine, accruing 179 more points than runner-up Sam Kerr.

2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or top 10 - total points:

PLAYERNumber of points
1. Lionel Messi462
2. Erling Haaland357
3. Kylian Mbappé270
4. Kevin De Bruyne100
5. Rodri57
6. Vinicius Junior49
7. Julián Álvarez28
8. Victor Osimhen24
9. Bernardo Silva20
10. Luka Modric19

2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or: who voted for who?

Every country's top pick for Men's Ballon d'Or

  • Albania: Messi
  • Algeria: Haaland
  • Argentina: Messi
  • Armenia: Messi
  • Australia: Messi
  • Austria: Messi
  • Bahrain: Haaland
  • Belgium: Messi
  • Benin: Haaland
  • Belarus: Messi
  • Bolivia: Messi
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Messi
  • Brazil: Messi
  • Bulgaria: Mbappé
  • Cameroon: Mbappé
  • Canada: Messi
  • Cape Verde: Haaland
  • Chile: Messi
  • China: Messi
  • Colombia: Messi
  • Costa Rica: Messi
  • Croatia: Messi
  • Czech Republic: Mbappé
  • Denmark: Haaland
  • Ecuador: Mbappé
  • Equatorial Guinea: Messi
  • England: Messi
  • Egypt: Messi
  • El Salvador: Haaland
  • Finland: Messi
  • France: Haaland
  • Gabon: Haaland
  • Georgia: Messi
  • Germany: Messi
  • Ghana: Haaland
  • Greece: Haaland
  • Guinea: Haaland
  • Honduras: Messi
  • Hungary: Messi
  • Iceland: Haaland
  • India: Messi
  • Iran: Messi
  • Iraq: Messi
  • Israel: Messi
  • Italy: Messi
  • Ivory Coast: Mbappé
  • Jamaica: Messi
  • Japan: Haaland
  • Jordan: Haaland
  • Kyrgyzstan: Haaland
  • Lebanon: Messi
  • Luxembourg: Messi
  • Mexico: Messi
  • Montenegro: Messi
  • Morocco: Messi
  • Netherlands: Haaland
  • Nigeria: Messi
  • Northern Ireland: Messi
  • North Macedonia: Haaland
  • Norway: Haaland
  • Oman: Messi
  • Palestine: Messi
  • Panama: Messi
  • Paraguay: Messi
  • Peru: Messi
  • Poland: Messi
  • Portugal: Bernardo Silva
  • Romania: Messi
  • Qatar: Messi
  • Rep. of Ireland: Messi
  • Russia: Messi
  • Saudi Arabia: Messi
  • Scotland: Messi
  • Senegal: Haaland
  • Slovakia: Haaland
  • Slovenia: Messi
  • South Africa: Messi
  • South Korea: Messi
  • Spain: Messi
  • Sweden: Messi
  • Switzerland: Haaland
  • Tunisia: Messi
  • Turkey: Messi
  • UAE: Messi
  • Uganda: Messi
  • Ukraine: Messi
  • Uruguay: Messi
  • USA: Messi
  • Venezuela: Messi
  • Vietnam: Messi
  • Wales: Messi
  • Zambia: Messi
No player has won more Ballons d'Or than Messi.
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No player has won more Ballons d'Or than Messi.STEPHANIE LECOCQREUTERS

2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or top 10 - total points:

PLAYERNumber of points
1. Aitana Bonmatí266
2. Sam Kerr87
3. Salma Paralluelo49
4. Fridolina Rolfö49
5. Mary Earps42
6. Olga Carmona32
7. Alexandra Popp27
8. Patri Guijarro25
9. Linda Caicedo19
10. Rachel Daly17

2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or: who voted for who?

Every country's top pick for Women's Ballon d'Or

  • Argentina: Bonmatí
  • Australia: Kerr
  • Austria: Bonmatí
  • Belgium: Bonmatí
  • Brazil: Bonmatí
  • Canada: Bonmatí
  • Chile: Kerr
  • China: Bonmatí
  • Colombia: Bonmatí
  • Costa Rica: Bonmatí
  • Czech Republic: Bonmatí
  • Denmark: Bonmatí
  • England: Bonmatí
  • Finland: Bonmatí
  • France: Bonmatí
  • Germany: Bonmatí
  • Hungary: Bonmatí
  • Iceland: Bonmatí
  • Italy: Bonmatí
  • Jamaica: Paralluelo
  • Japan: Bonmatí
  • Mexico: Bonmatí
  • Netherlands: Kerr
  • New Zealand: Bonmatí
  • Nigeria: Bonmatí
  • Norway: Bonmatí
  • Northern Ireland: Bonmatí
  • Paraguay: Bonmatí
  • Philippines: Bonmatí
  • Poland: Bonmatí
  • Portugal: Bonmatí
  • Rep. of Ireland: Bonmatí
  • Romania: Bonmatí
  • Russia: Carmona
  • Scotland: Bonmatí
  • Serbia: Bonmatí
  • Slovakia: Bonmatí
  • Slovenia: Bonmatí
  • South Africa: Bonmatí
  • South Korea: Bonmatí
  • Spain: Bonmatí
  • Sweden: Bonmatí
  • Switzerland: Bonmatí
  • Ukraine: Bonmatí
  • USA: Bonmatí
  • Vietnam: Bonmatí
  • Wales: Bonmatí
The Women's Ballon d'Or has now been won by a Spaniard three times in a row.
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The Women's Ballon d'Or has now been won by a Spaniard three times in a row.MOHAMMED BADRAEFE

Ballon d’Or: how did voting work?

The winner of the Men’s Ballon d’Or was chosen by 92 journalists, each from one of the top 100 nations in FIFA’s men’s world rankings.

The Women’s Ballon d’Or was voted for by 47 journalists, each from one of the 50 highest-ranked women’s nations.

Each jury member was asked to select five candidates from a 30-player shortlist and rank them in order of preference. Each nominee picked was then awarded the following number of points depending on their position in the journalist’s top five:

First: 6 points

Second: 4 points

Third: 3 points

Fourth: 2 points

Fifth: 1 point