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France Football announces new U21s trophy – Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi among the judges

France Football this morning have announced the launch of a Ballon D’Or for women’s football as well as an U21 award entitled the Trophée Kopa.

Both will operate annually like the father prize, but the Trophée Kopa will be voted on by an illustrious cast of judges, all of whom are previous Ballon d’Or winners, see below:

Luis Suarez (winner of the Ballon d’Or in 1960)

Denis Law (1964)

Bobby Charlton (1966)

Gianni Rivera (1969)

Gerd Muller (1970)

Oleg Blokhine (1975)

Franz Beckenbauer (1972, 1976)

Allan Simonsen (1977)

Kevin Keegan (1978, 1979)

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1980, 1981)

Paolo Rossi (1982)

Michel Platini (1983, 1984, 1985)

Igor Belanov (1986)

Ruud Gullit (1987)

Lothar Matthaus (1990)

Jean-Pierre Papin (1991)

Marco Van Basten (1988, 1989, 1992)

Roberto Baggio (1993)

Hristo Stoichkov (1994)

George Weah (1995)

Matthias Sammer (1996)

Zinedine Zidane (1998)

Rivaldo (1999)

Luis Figo (2000)

Michael Owen (2001)

Ronaldo (1997, 2002)

Pavel Nedved (2003)

Andreo Chevtchenko (2004)

Ronaldinho (2005)

Fabio Cannavaro (2006)

Kaka (2007)

Lionel Messi (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)

Cristiano Ronaldo (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

 


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