0:47:22The Ballon de Paris is the last trophy in Italy’s history, but there’s a lot of history to go with it.
The first award was won in the first year of the 20th century, when Gianluigi Buffon won the trophy for the first time.
Since then, there have been seven winners and the winners have never lost the honour.
Now, the last Ballon is back for another year, but the Italian sports media are still talking about the winner, and they’re not the only ones.
Here’s a look at who will win it.1.
Andrea AgnelliThe first-year captain of Juventus has been instrumental in the team’s rise to the top of the Serie A table, and he’s still one of the most exciting players in the game.
Agnellis’ Juventus team have scored just eight goals in all competitions this season and, even with some players dropping out of the starting line-up due to injury, Juventus are currently second in the table.
This season has been a rollercoaster for Agnellisi, with injuries to both Ciro Immobile and Giorgio Chiellini and a disappointing run at the start of the season also costing the Bianconeri a place in the Champions League group stages.
His future remains in doubt, however, and the 25-year-old could well be on his way out of Turin after this season.2.
Antonio ConteThe Italian has led Juventus to their best results since he took over in May 2015, and Conte’s side are in the midst of a four-point lead over second-placed Roma.
The team have managed to score an impressive 13 goals in the Serie B this season, with a respectable average of 1.7 per game, and their defence has been the reason for the side’s success, with Andrea Pirlo, who has been named the league’s best player, leading the line.
Conte is in the final year of his contract and, with the Italian sporting establishment wary of the Italian’s ability to retain his title as the best coach in the world, it seems unlikely he’ll be able to hang on to it for much longer.3.
Francesco TottiIt has been seven years since the last time a Juventus player won the Ballo di Ponte, and Francesco Toscano is the only one to have done so.
Toscano has been Juventus’ best player since they made the move to Serie B in 2004, and, having helped the team win the title back in 2007, the midfielder has a good chance to win the award for the second consecutive year.
Totti has been in the starting XI for Juventus’ last seven games and, as the club’s best goalscorer, he should be the favourite to win this award.4.
Paolo MaldiniThe last player to win a Ballon di Ponderia, the Italian has been one of Juventus’ biggest stars since joining the club in 2009.
He has helped the club reach the top half of the table, winning the Scudetto and La Liga titles and Champions League in the process, and Maldini has helped make Juventus the best team in the league.
This is Maldini’s fourth year in charge at Juventus, and his team have not lost a Serie A game this season despite being outscored by nine goals in Serie B.5.
Claudio MarchisioThe Italian was Juventus’ most prolific player during his tenure at the club, and now he is a free agent, meaning that he’s unlikely to leave the Biancio.
Marchisi, however in his prime, is still the most valuable player in the club and, at just 24 years old, is likely to stay at Juventus for the foreseeable future.6.
Paulo DybalaIt is no secret that Juventus have struggled to find a permanent replacement for the ageing Cristiano Ronaldo.
But Paulo Dy