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FIFA ballon d’or gala 2014 schedule date time, nominees, preview of Awards

 

The race for the Ballon d’Or has not been without drama this year. FIFA courted controversy when they extended the voting window for the award from Nov. 15 to Nov. 29—per ESPN.co.uk—and there has been plenty of heated debate on the topic since the shortlist was first announced. FIFA ballon d’or gala 2014 schedule date time, nominees, preview of Awards; it seems as though everyone has an opinion on who should be bestowed with the coveted individual award when the winner is announced in Zurich early next year.

Event:

FIFA Ballon d’Or

Venue:

Kongresshaus, Zurich (Switzerland)FIFA ballon d'or gala 2014 schedule date time, nominees, preview of Awards

Date:

13th January 2014

Time:

16:00 GMT & 21:00 PST

Historically, the award has been dished out to attack-minded players. Per FIFA.com, 52 of the previous 57 winners have gone about the majority of their business in the opponent’s half of the pitch, while only one goalkeeper, Lev Yashin, has emerged victorious. FIFA ballon d’or gala 2014 schedule date time, nominees, preview of Awards; ten footballers have been crowned while playing for Barcelona, according to FIFA, which makes the La Liga champions the most represented club in Ballon d’Or history.

The list of awards to be given out

  1. FIFA Ballon d’Or (Best Player of the year)
  2. Women’s World Player of the Year 
  3. Men’s Coach of the Year 
  4. Women’s Coach of the Year 
  5. Fair Play Award
  6. Puskas Award (Goal of the year)
  7. FIFPro World XI (best team of the year)
  8. Presidential Award 

Italian clubs Juventus and AC Milan follow suit with eight apiece, while Real Madrid (six) Bayern Munich (five) and Manchester United (four) round out the top six. FIFA ballon d’or gala 2014 schedule date time, nominees, preview of Awards, the 23-man shortlist for the 2013 edition is bursting with flair, skill and leadership. From Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer right through to Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain, there isn’t a weak link amongst the bunch.

FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 Nominees

Player

Club

Country

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid

Wales

Edison Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain

Uruguay

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid

Portugal

Falcao

Monaco

Colombia

Eden Hazard

Chelsea

Belgium

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paris Saint-Germain

Sweden

Andres Iniesta

Barcelona

Spain

Philipp Lahm

Bayern Munich

Germany

Robert Lewandowski

Borussia Dortmund

Poland

Lionel Messi

Barcelona

Argentina

Thomas Muller

Bayern Munich

Germany

Manuel Neuer

Bayern Munich

Germany

Neymar

Barcelona

Brazil

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal

Germany

Andrea Pirlo

Juventus

Italy

Franck Ribery

Bayern Munich

France

Arjen Robben

Bayern Munich

Holland

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bayern Munich

Germany

Luis Suarez

Liverpool

Uruguay

Thiago Silva

Paris Saint-Germain

Brazil

Yaya Toure

Manchester City

Ivory Coast

Robin van Persie

Manchester United

Holland

Xavi

Barcelona

Spain

 

 

 

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