Who will win 2015 Ballon d’Or award?
FIFA has announced the three man list for FIFA Ballon Dor 2015 award. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo make the top 3, while Luis Suarez narrowly missed out from the top 3 spot. Ronaldo will be hoping to win Ballon dór for the third year running but Lionel Messi will be favourite having won Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Rey.
The annual event, which crowns the world’s best footballer over the course of the previous 12 months, will also be awarding other top players, coaches, media and team officials from around the globe.
If you wondering how does FIFA selects the top 3, who all vote to select the final winner, what is the performance period…. then here are some of the guidelines defined by FIFA for the Ballon d’Or award.
The Players are Voted by the national team coaches & Captains along-with one journalist from top football nations around the world.
Performance period from 22 November 2014 to 20 November 2015 is taken into consideration.
Voting started on 26th October 2015 and completed on 20th November 2015.
The winners will be announced on 11 January 2016 in the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
An insight on the Top 3 players of the year:
This is how the top three players faired in 2015 calendar year.
Lionel Messi and Neymar won the treble scoring loads of goals while Ronaldo was one man show with Real Madrid throughout the year. Ronaldo and Messi scored 48 goals each in 2015 while Neymar is just 3 behind with 45. Messi however assisted 24 goals compared to 14 and 13 by Ronaldo and Neymar respectively.
Who do you think will win the coveted trophy?