The Nominees List of World’s best football players is announced by FIFA & this time the battle for FIFA Ballon d’or is going to be stronger than ever before. This time the battle is not only between Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi, but also Bayern Forward, Franck Ribery has made this competition more interesting. The Francis player is recently awarded with best European player award. Here is the complete Nomination List of FIFA Ballon D’or 2013.
Some new & young players also nominated for this award like the player with highest transfer fees Gareth bale & the growing Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. Bayern Munich is the club from which maximum players are nominated. The captain Phillip Lahm is also in this list. Some other players who did not nominated this year who are Sergio Aguero, Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas & other. Manuel Neuer is the only goalkeeper who is nominated in this list.
FIFA Ballon d’or Players Nomination List
|Franck Ribery||Bayern Munich||France|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Philipp Lahm||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich||Netherlands|
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Gareth Bale||Real Madrid||Wales|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||Portugal|
|Robin Van Persie||Manchester United||Netherlands|
|Yaya Toure||Manchester City||Cote d’lvoire|
|Robert Lewandowski||Borussia Dortmund||Poland|
- Club With Maximum Nominations: Bayern Munich (6 players Nominated)
- Country With Maximum Nominations: Germany (5 players Nominated)
- Current Trophy Holder: Lionel Messi (Argentina 4 times)
- Last year last 3 finalists: Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta
In the month of December 2013, the names of top 3 players with maximum votes announced by FIFA & France Football.
The winner of Ballon d’or 2013 will be unveiled on 13 January 2014 at head office of FIFA i.e. Zurich Switzerland.