What is The Prize Money For Ballon d’Or? How Much Do Winners Earn?

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    There is always a lot of buzz around the Ballon d’Or in the buildup to the award as pundits debate how deserves what. Over the years organizers of the award have successfully made the award a premium football award with millions of followers across the world.

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    As much as the heightened interest on who is more likely to clinch the award, there has also been interest on the financial acreage to the individual winners of the award across different categories, especially on the most iconic of them all – the Men’s Ballon d’Or award.

    How much do Ballon winners earn?

    Ballon d’Or awards doesn’t come with prize money. The winners are not paid by the organizers of the award since inception. All winners take home the honor and prestige that comes with the award. However, winners of the Men’s Best Player of the year have more than just the 18-garat gold trophy to take home.

    According to AS, Karim Benzema bagged a €1m bonus offer in his contract with Real Madrid when he won the award in 2022. Cristiano Ronaldo is also said have bagged a juicy bonus offer from Nike when he won the award.

    Overall, Ballon d’Or winners are not entitled to particular stipends by the organizers of the award. However, clubs and brands can chose to offer them bonuses in appreciation of the feat. Such moves are usually a matter of discretion not a given.

    Lionel Messi is the winner of 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or award. It’s still unclear whether Inter Miami or Adidas will offer him a contract bonus for winning the award.

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