Barcelona star duo of Lionel Messi and Neymar and Real Madrid super forward Cristiano Ronaldo have been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award.
This is football’s most prestigious award, which every player aspire to win.
Messi and Ronaldo have both won the awards, Lionel Messi – 4 times, while Cristiano Ronaldo, while this could be the year Neymar wins it.
Also, the coach of the year award will be contested between Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, Barcelona’s Luis Enrique and Jorge Sampaoli who led Chile to their first ever Copa America success.
The winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony in Zurich on January 11, See the list of other nominees below;
FIFA MEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR-
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
FIFA MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR –
Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich)
Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
Jorge Sampaoli (Chile)
FIFA WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR-
Jill Ellis (US)
Mark Sampson (England)
Norio Sasak (Japan)
FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR-
Carli Lloyd (US)
Aya Miyama (Japan)
Celia Sasic (Germany)
FIFA PUSKAS AWARD-