Predicting the 2020 Ballon D\’Or Winner using historical data

France Football’s decision not to award a 2020 Ballon d\’Or has come with much controversy. Many fans feel that 2020 standout Robert Lewandowski was robbed of the honour, while others debate Lionel Messi put up an admirable defence of the award. In this article, QSAO Analyst Ryan Reid formulates a predictive model in which he uses to determine which factors define a Ballon D’Or winner and ultimately predict the 2020 winner.