FIFA reveals the nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2014 award

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For all football fans, FIFA has announced the much anticipated Ballon d’Or shortlist! Excluding the Ballon d’Or, FIFA will give the titles of FIFA World Coach of the Year, the FIFA Puskas Award and will select the FIFPRO World XI. We give the list for the Ballon d’Or and the Coach of the Year nominees for both the men’s and women’s categories. The results will be declared at the FIFA Ballon d’or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on 12 January 2015 during a televised show to be streamed live on FIFA.com and FIFA on YouTube.

Cristiano Ronaldo with the coveted award in 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo with the coveted award in 2013

The major headlines is of course, the three-faced battle between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. Who can take the Ballon d’Or home? Only time will tell.

MEN’S:

  1. Ballon d’Or:
NAME COUNTRY THEY PLAY FOR LEAGUE TEAM THEY PLAY FOR
LIONEL MESSI ARGENTINA FC BARCELONA
MANUEL NEUER GERMANY BAYERN MUNICH
CRISTIANO RONALDO PORTUGAL REAL MADRID

 

  1. FIFA World Coach of the Year:
NAME COUNTRY FOR COACHING
CARLO ANCELOTTI ITALY REAL MADRID
JOACHIM LOEW GERMANY GERMAN NATIONAL TEAM
DIEGO SIMEONE ARGENTINA ATLETICO MADRID

 

WOMEN’S:

  1. Ballon d’Or:
NAME COUNTRY THEY PLAY FOR LEAGUE TEAM THEY PLAY FOR
NADINE KESSLER GERMANY VFL WOLFSBURG
MARTA BRAZIL FC ROSENGARD
ABBY WAMBACH USA WESTERN NEW YORK FLASH

 

  1. FIFA World Coach of the Year:
NAME COUNTRY FOR COACHING
RALF KELLERMANN GERMANY VFL WOLFSBURG
MAREN MEINERT GERMANY GERMANY U-19, U-20 NATIONAL TEAMS
NORIO SASAKI JAPAN JAPANESE NATIONAL TEAM

 

5. FIFA Puskás Award for the “most beautiful goal of the year”:

NAME FOR vs AGAINST DATE
JAMES RODRIGUEZ COLOMBIA vs URUGUAY 28 JUN, 2014
STEPHANIE ROCHE PEAMOUNT UNITED vs WEXFORD YOUTHS 20 OCT, 2013
ROBIN VAN PERSIE NETHERLANDS vs SPAIN 13 JUN, 2014

 

In addition, the whole list of the shortlisted players for the FIFPro World XI was also declared and it can be seen here.

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