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Messi, Ronaldo & six Germans in Fifa Ballon d'Or contention

goal - World football's governing body has announced the 23-men shortlist for the prestigious individual award, with the winner to be announced on January 12

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KingPin2587d ago

didnt know what other tags to put. players names or countries? just left it as industry and international for simplicity.

OT: i think everyone is unanimous that Cristiano Ronaldo should win it this year. well except for platini. he cant stand Ronaldo equaling him on 3 Ballon D'ors.

asmith23062587d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if they gave it to Neuer.

ngecenk2587d ago

if Neuer don't get the trophy, just change the name to Striker d'Or or Goal d'Or

KingPin2586d ago

neuer is a good player and achieved a lot with bayern and germany but has he broken any sort of german/european records along the way in 2014?

Highest number of clean sheets by a goalkeeper in a domestic league season?
Highest number of clean sheets by a goalkeeper in champions league season?
Highest number of saved penalties in a season?
just a few i could think of off the top of my head.

if oliver khan couldnt win a ballon d'or i dont see how neuer can. unless they plan to give one to oliver kahn in the same ceremony. i suppose if they could give pele a ballon d'or after all these years, nothing is impossible.

juaburg912586d ago

Arjen Robben deserves this. He ALWAYS gets snubbed. Dude were the best player at the world cup, buuuuuuut, then they went and gave the award to Messi... Dafuq

Yaay4me2586d ago

Well to be fair Ronaldo is outperforming everyone.

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