Candidates are shortlisted for the biggest award ceremony in Football.
Fifa and France Football dished out the candidates for Ballon d’Or and Coach of the Year award. Some familiar faces and some unexpected ones. Some would like it and other would whine that their favorite players were not nominated but most of them are included.
The winners will be decided by a team international football representatives, coaches & captains of various football teams.
FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlisted Candidates
Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Xabi Alonso (Spain), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Karim Benzema (France), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Sergio Busquets (Spain), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Radamel Falcao (Colombia), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Gerard Pique (Spain), Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Wayne Rooney (England), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Robin van Persie (Netherlands), Xavi (Spain).
FIFA Coach of the Year Shortlisted Candidates
Vicente del Bosque (Spain), Roberto Di Matteo (Italy/Chelsea), Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (Spain/Barcelona), Jupp Heynckes ( Bayern Munich), Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund), Joachim Low (Germany), Roberto Mancini (Manchester City), Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid), Cesare Prandelli (Italy)
Thick Accent choice of winners are as follows.
Ballon d’Or – Radamel Falcao
Coach of the Year – Jurgen Klopp
Of course, we wouldn’t bet our life savings on it or would we? We would love to know your choice, though.
Below is a video which shows the salary of some of the biggest nominees mentioned above. Create your own relevancy to check the video. It’s got a killer soundtrack though!