But the awards that started in 1956 have expanded for the first time to include the Kopa Trophy and Women's Ballon d'Or.
What is the Kopa Trophy?
This new award is dedicated to players under 21-years-old.
Kylian Mbappe will be among the favourites to claim the first of its kind after winning the World Cup with France and being named in FIFPro's World11 in September.
The trophy is named after France, Angers, Reims and Real Madrid legend Raymond Kopa, who won the Ballon d'Or award in 1958.
Who are the Kopa Trophy nominees?
The ten nominees for the award are:
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool/England)
- Houssem Aouar (Lyon/France)
- Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan/Italy)
- Ritsu Doan (Groningen/Japan)
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Italy)
- Amadou Haidara (Red Bull Salzburg/Mali)
- Justin Kluivert (AS Roma/Holland)
- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/France)
- Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/USA)
- Rodrygo (Santos/Brazil)
How is the winner decided?
To win this award will not only be an honour – but also because the jury are all former winners.
The winner will be revealed on December 3, with every Ballon d'Or holder still alive choosing the victor.
Ex-Spain, Barcelona and Inter Milan ace Luis Suarez will be the oldest on the panel at the age of 83, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will also have a vote.
The Kopa Trophy jury includes:
- Luis Suarez (won Ballon d'Or in 1960)
- Denis Law (1964)
- Bobby Charlton (1966)
- Gianni Rivera (1969)
- Gerd Muller (1970)
- Franz Beckenbauer (1972, 1976)
- Oleg Blokhine (1975)
- Allan Simonsen (1977)
- Kevin Keegan (1978, 1979)
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (!980, 1981)
- Paolo Rossi (1982)
- Michel Platini (1983, 1984, 1985)
- Igor Belanov (1986)
- Ruud Gullit (1987)
- Marco Van Basten (1988, 1989, 1992)
- Lothar Matthaus (1990)
- Jean-Pierre Papin (1991)
- Roberto Baggio (1993)
- Hristo Stoitchkov (1994)
- George Weah (1995)
- Matthias Sammer (1996)
- Ronaldo (1997, 2002)
- Zinedine Zidane (1998)
- Rivaldo (1999)
- Luis Figo (2000)
- Michael Owen (2001)
- Pavel Nedved (2003)
- Andrei Shevchenko (2004)
- Ronaldinho (2005)
- Fabio Cannavaro (2006)
- Kaka (2007)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
- Lionel Messi (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)
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