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Ballon d’Or Why FIFA will no longer host awards

This followed the decision of FIFA and French publication, France Football not to renew their partnership contract.

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins third FIFA Ballon D'Or award play

Cristiano Ronaldo wins third FIFA Ballon D'Or award

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World football governing body, FIFA will stop hosting Ballon d’Or, one of football’s most prestigious individual awards.

This followed the decision of FIFA and French publication, France Football not to renew their partnership contract.

Both the FIFA World Player and the Ballon d’Or were merged for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010.

“The end of the partnership between France Football and FIFA will lead to a new look of Ballon d’Or. Discover it next Tuesday in FF,” France Football said in a press release.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the award five times, while Cristiano Ronaldo won it three times.

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