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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Ballon d'Or: Yaya Toure To Be Named World Football's Best Player

African Best and Manchester City's Creative Midfielder Yaya Toure has been named in the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or award.
It is on paper that the duo of Ballon d'Or holder Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won the past seven awards, with the later winning four consecutive years and the former winning three times. 

Meanwhile, C. Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the nominees drawn from La Liga with 11 players, Bundesliga with 5 players, 5 players from EPL, a player from Serie A and a player from France's Ligue 1.

See the 23-man shortlist below:

Fifa Ballon d'Or shortlist: 
1. Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Manchester City)
2. Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)
3. Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid)
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)
5. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/VfB Wolfsburg/Manchester City)
6. Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea)
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain)
8. Andres Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona)
9. Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid)
10. Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich)
11. Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
12. Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
13.Thomas Muller (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
14. Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
15. Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona)
16. Paul Pogba (France/Juventus)
17. Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona)
18. Arjen Robben (Netherlands/FC Bayern Munich)
19. James Rodriguez (Colombia/Real Madrid)
20. Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal)
21. Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona)
22. Yaya Toure (Côte d'Ivoire/Manchester City)
23. Arturo Vidal (Chile/Juventus/FC Bayern Munich).

10-Man Shortlist for Best Coach:
Fifa World Coach of the Year for Men's Football shortlist:
1. Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus)
2. Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid)
3. Laurent Blanc (France/Paris Saint-Germain)
4. Unai Emery (Spain/Sevilla FC)
5. Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich)
6. Luis Enrique (Spain/FC Barcelona)
7. Jose Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea)
8. Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina/Chilean national team)
9. Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atletico Madrid)
10. Arsene Wenger (France/Arsenal).



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