Ballon d’Or Winners to Receive NFTs

The Ballon d'Or, one of the most prestigious, highly coveted soccer awards, will start giving NFTs as part of the awards this year.

Ballon d’Or Winners to Receive NFTs

The Ballon d’Or is one of the most prestigious, highly coveted soccer awards, which is given to the player who is voted as the best player in the world that year. The Ballon d’Or award association confirmed on 8 September that players who win the award this year will not only receive gold statues but also NFTs.

The 66th award ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022. The specific award categories that come with the NFTs include the best male and female, best striker, and best goalkeeper. The organization is also planning to give the public an opportunity to buy into a related NFT collection. According to the organizers, this is to introduce more of a Web3 element to an older, prestigious award. If this NFT is considered a success, they hope to make this a consistent part of the award process.