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Men’s Shortlists For FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Revealed: Daily Soccer Report

FIFA Ballon d’Or trophy Men’s Shortlists For FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Revealed: Daily Soccer Report

FIFA has announced the shortlist for the men’s Ballon d’Or 2013 honors. The 23 nominees (featuring no English footballers) are:

Gareth Bale (Wales), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Müller (Germany), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Özil (Germany), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Franck Ribéry (France), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Yaya Touré (Côte d’Ivoire), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain).

Meanwhile, the nominees for FIFA World Coach of the Year 2013 are:

Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain FC/Real Madrid CF), Rafael Benítez (Spain/Chelsea FC/SSC Napoli), Antonio Conte (Italy/Juventus), Vicente Del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United FC former coach), Jupp Heynckes (Germany/FC Bayern München former coach), Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), José Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid CF/Chelsea FC), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil/Brazil national team), Arsène Wenger (France/Arsenal FC).

The winners will be announced in January.

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3 Responses to Men’s Shortlists For FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Revealed: Daily Soccer Report

  1. dust says:

    If Jupp Heynckes and Schweinsteiger don’t win then the whole things should just cease to exist.

  2. dust says:

    Its hard to to marvel at the stunning level of hypocricy of FIFA. First they state that Europe isn’t the epicenter of football anymore and that the european calendar should just adapt to the crazy 2022 WC winter proposals.

    Then when it comes to the best player and manager in the world nomination FIFA have nominated only ONE non european based footballing professional either manager or player. Phil Scolari, which is a token gesture surely, his brazil side are favorites only b/c they are hosting in 2014 not for footballing reasons anyone saying other wise is crazy, he’s had his job under threat multiple times in the past year lol.

    Yes Neymar was in Brazilian league but moved to the apparent delusional european leagues to play.

    So out of all world football FIFA has not nominated on credible player or manager from any other federation than UEFA.

    Where are the players and managers in domestic south american leagues? or concacaf? or africa? or asia? these apparent federations more important to football than UEFA?

    Europe isn’t the centre…what a joke your are FIFA!

    Absolute idiots, every single one!

  3. dust says:

    FIFA has not nominated *NO credible player

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