Ballon D'or

Full list of candidates

Both Gattuso and Gerrard have been nominated. Only one Celtic player and no Steven Pressley.

Eric Abidal (Barcelona), France.
Daniel Alves (Sevilla), Brazil.
David Beckham (LA Galaxy), England.
Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham), Bulgaria.
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Italy.
Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Italy.
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Spain.
Petr Cech (Chelsea), Czech Republic.
Rogerio Ceni (San Paolo), Brazil.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Portugal.
Deco (Barcelona), Portugal.
Mahamadou Diarra (Real Madrid), Mali.
Diego (Werder Bremen), Brazil.
Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Ivory Coast.
Michael Essien (Chelsea), Ghana.
Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona), Cameroon.
Francesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Spain.
Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Italy.
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), England.
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Wales.
Thierry Henry (Barcelona), France.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter), Sweden.
Filippo Inzaghi (Milan), Italy.
Kaka (Milan), Brazil.
Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla), Mali.
Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Germany.
Younis Mahmoud (Algharafa), Iraq.
Paolo Maldini (Milan), Italy.
Florent Malouda (Chelsea), France.
Lionel Andres Messi (Barcelona), Argentina.
Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic), Japan.
Guillermo Ochoa (America Mexico), Mexico.
Andrea Pirlo (Milan), Italy.
Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Portugal.
Raul (Real Madrid), Spain.
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), France.
Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal), Argentina.
Robinho (Real Madrid), Brazil.
Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Brazil.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), England.
Paul Scholes (Manchester United), England.
Clarence Seedorf (Milan), Holland.
Carlos Tevez (Manchester United), Argentina.
Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Italy.
Kolo Toure (Arsenal), Ivory Coast.
Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Spain.
Francesco Totti (Roma), Italy.
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Holland.
Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Holland.
David Villa (Valencia), Spain.


  1. Kaka
  2. Lionel Messi

Honourable mentions to:
Diego (sensational season with Bremen and he’s been brilliant again this year: player of the month in October)
Younis Mahmoud (nice to see a token gesture in there)

  1. Kaka.
  2. Messi.
  3. Casillas. (No way would Madrid have got close to winning La Liga last year but for this genius).

Ronaldo of course should win it. :grin:

Zlatan wins the puskas award for his goal vs England

Showaddywaddy still big in Argentina I see. Ronaldo should walk it this year

That surely wasn’t in 2013?

Cristiano, the tears are flowing, what an incredibly humble man :clap:

I think we can agree if you are not crying watching this then you have no heart.

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skrtel and lugano know the score

Only 3rd from “Stevie”

The amount of votes for Ribery from the media chaps just goes to show how little some of these journalists know about the game.

Chris Coleman voting for Gareth Bale. Ah here. I presume his vote was struck off.

stevie docked him a few points for missing games for the pool

Hey forget the results, what on earth is Leo wearing in that photo?

Strachan gave him a 3rd as well.

I was disappointed Johnny Giles wasn’t allowed to vote as the Irish media representative.