FIFA Ballon d'Or

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or lets call it best football player 2010

World governing body FIFA on Tuesday released a short-list of 23 players who will contest the inaugural 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or with seven members of Spain's victorious World Cup winning squad included.

Next after that came Germany with five players in the running for the world player of the year award, while four players from European Champions League winners Inter Milan are listed.

Last year the trophy went to Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi and he is again in the hunt for this year's award.

The revamped award is a combination of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and the France Football Ballon d'Or trophy which have been run separately until now.

The winner will be revealed at the first FIFA Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich on January 10.

The FIFA short-list for the 2010 Ballon d'Or:


Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid/ESP)
Daniel Alves (Barcelona/BRA)
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid/ESP)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/POR)
Didier Drogba (Chelsea/CIV)
Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan/CMR)
Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal/ESP)
Diego Forlán (Atletico Madrid/URU)
Asamoah Gyan (Sunderland/GHA)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona/ESP)
Júlio César (Inter Milan/BRA)
Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich/GER)
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich/GER)
Maicon (Inter Milan/BRA)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ARG)
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich/GER)
Mesut Özil (Real Madrid/GER)
Carles Puyol (Barcelona/ESP)
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/NED)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich/GER)
Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan/NED)
David Villa (Barcelona/ESP)
Xavi (Barcelona/ESP)

53 Sportjournalists by 53 different UEFA countries and a jury with 43 people, who are out of europe are going to give 5 players 1-5 points.

who will win ?

Xavi, Sneijder or Robben imo

(well robben is injured atm but he played awesome last lets hope for top 5)
Thomas Muller :) nah seriously xavi deserves it
Cohennnnnnnnnnnnn omg :) havent seen u on msn for ages :S
i dont use those kiddie programs anymore :~>
should be xavi
ÖZIL :DDD biggest joke ever
klose is funnier
Iker for sure
xavi or iniesta

after them Sneijder and Robben :P
Wat voor briljants heeft Xavi gedaan dan vorig jaar? Sneijder heeft in clubverband alles gewonnen en was onze beste speler op het toernooi. Sowieso dat hij moet winnen.
Its not who I want to win :(
and why is Klose in that list?
XaBi you tards.

xavi/iniesta werent that good this year.
iniesta, casillas, robben, muller or villa
either cl or wc winner
snejder etoo iniesta
or, u allways have to count with him, messi
we played nice but noone knew our palyers before wc
its a fifa competition so they will take care more about the FIFA WC winner imo
Many germans :)
someone from barcelona :)
Jong Tae-Se must win. He simply is the best player ever.
QuoteMiroslav Klose

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hahaha made me laugh hard :D
Drogba or Forlan
where France? ^^^^^^^^^^^^
when to watch? any stream?

at razzah: kommt es auf eurosport?
ist erst im januar
iniesta or drogba
Forlan or Messi
Miroslav Klose, wtf?
xavi or iniesta

WC winners deserve it
Iniesta, sneijder or messi
robben, ozil or messi :DDDD
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Xabi Alonso
Going to be really close, but I'd go for Xavi.
Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi 3rd is FAR FAR
sneijder should win
Robert Green.

Sneijder, but I'm 100% sure it'll be Messi because the journalists are manwhores.
You mean, Xavi, Iniesta or Sneijder?

I'd give it to Xaviesta.
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