Football Current Affairs - 2019

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Businessline Changemaker Awards 2019

The winners of the Businessline Changemaker Award for 2019 are listed below:

  • Changemaker Of The Year: Petitioners against Section 377.
  • Changemaker Of The Year: GST Council.
  • Iconic Changemaker: Bezwada Wilson (Safai Karmachari Andoloan).
  • Social Transformation: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.
  • Digital Transformation: eNAM (Electronic National Agriculture Market).
  • Young Changemaker: Anju Verma (promoting the education of underprivileged children).
  • Young Changemaker: Kush and Arjun Pandey (developers of ScoutMe app for tapping football talent).

Businessline Changemaker Awards

Businessline Changemaker Awards were constituted in the year 2018 to mark the completion of 25 years by the Hindu Business Line. The awards seek to celebrate the Changemaker maker individuals, entities and organisations, who through their work, have contributed to materially improve the condition of society, economy and the planet.

The Awards honour the Changemakers who have impacted society in a very big and in a very positive way with their work which has helped enhance the quality of life and livelihoods and made the world a better place.

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Croatia’s Luka Modric wins Men’s Ballon d’Or award 2018

Croatia’s midfielder Luca Modrich (33) has won prestigious honor of football, Ballon d’Or. He was rewarded for his key role in Croatia’s historic run to FIFA World Cup final (defeated by France) and his club Real Madrid’s third straight Champions League trophy. With this, he ended the tenure of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for almost decade. Messi and Ronaldo have won this award since 2008. Cristiano Ronaldo remained second in run of ballon d’or race this year. France’s young footballer Celine Mbapepe was placed fourth followed by Lionel Messi of Argentina at the fifth place, Mohamed Saleh of Egypt and Liverpool at sixth place, Rafael Varan at seventh place.

Women’s Ballon d’Or

Norway’s Ada Hegerberg (23) wins Women’s Ballon d’Or. It was inaugural edition of Women’s Ballon d’Or. She is three-time Women’s Champions League winner with French side Lyon and scored tournament-record 15 times last season.

FIFA Ballon d’Or Award

FIFA Ballon d’Or Award is annual football association award given by FIFA to the male player who has performed the best in previous calendar year. It was instituted in 2010 after France Football’s Ballon d’Or and the men’s FIFA World Player of the Year award were merged. It is awarded to male player, based upon highest votes secured by him from national team coaches and captains, as well as journalists from around world. Women’s Ballon d’Or was established in 2018.

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