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La Liga Dominates FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlist

FIFA and France Football has announced the candidates for the FIFA Ballon d’Or and for the FIFA World Coach of the Year. As expected the list is dominated by players who play in La Liga. The winners of all of the awards, which will be decided by the captains and head coaches of the men’s [...]

FIFA Ballon d'Or Shortlist Revealed

FIFA’s final 3 man shortlist for the coveted World Player of the year award were announced yesterday and usual suspects Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo made the Cut. Joining the pair is Messi’s Barcelona team mate Xavi. Messi who has won the award on two previous occasions, is looking to make history by wining the [...]

Last year three Barcelona players shared the stage at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala and that remarkable scene could be repeated this year as eight Barcelona players have made the 23-man Ballon d’Or shortlist, with Lionel Messi odds on favourite to win the award for the third year in succession. Messi has been in brilliant [...]

Ballon d'Or Finalists Revealed

Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez Creus and Andres Iniesta were the three players shortlisted for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award that goes to the best footballer in the world for 2010. The award is a joint effort from both the FIFA World Cup and the Champions League and domestic league competition from 2010. All three men selected for [...]

UEFA has announced the 12 nominees for the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year. The award will be presented during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 26 August. The nominations are decided by the coaches of the 16 teams that reached the knockout stage of the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League. [...]