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This year Mellerio celebrates its 60th FIFA Ballon d’or.
In 1956 French Football newspaper L’Equipe asks Mellerio to create the first trophy that will be given out to legendary English winger Stanley Matthews.
Standing 28cm tall, with a diameter of 22cm and weighing 12 kilos, the FIFA Ballon d’Or is handcrafted by jeweler Mellerio dits Meller. Over hundreds hours of work are necessary to craft the brass football hand chiseled and dipped in gold, resting on a rocky base of pyrite.
The coveted price will be handed out out to the best european football player tonight in Zurich. The three finalists are : Lionel Messi ,Cristiano Ronald et Neymar. Good luck to the three of them!