Who won the 2022 Ballon d'Or and who made the top qualifying cut

Several of the top football players in the world gathered

the 2023 Ballon d'Or awards ceremony to determine

who would take Karim Benzema's 2022 title and win the Golden Ball.

ho was rewarded for his heroics with Argentina

the World Cup, took home Ballon d'Or number eight.

the World Cup occurring in the midst of the 2022–23 campaign

it was expected to be a unique Ballon d'Or contes

it might have been a distant memory.