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France Football magazine announces Ballon d'Or for women

REUTERS: A women’s Ballon d’Or will be awarded for the first time this year with a shortlist of 15 nominees to be named alongside 30 male contenders next month for the global football prize, France Football magazine announced on Monday.

The annual award, which will be given at this year’s ceremony in Paris on Dec. 8, is a regular feature for men since 1956 with England great Stanley Matthews winning the inaugural trophy.

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