FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015

cérémonie-Ballon-dOr-2014-streamingThe Ballon d’Or Ceremony is getting closer and candidates are already selected. But, before giving you all the names and information regarding this ceremony, can you tell me how much do you know about this award? Cause it is too easy to follow players, but as a good fan you should know a little bit of everything.

It was around 1956 when the Ballon d’Or was granted for the first time and until 2009 it was an European award given to the best European player, actually it was also known as the European Footballer of the Year Award. However,  it  2010 people’s votes through the internet motivate the mixture of the FIFA’s award to best player and the European Award to create what we currently know, as the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Just one more question, do you know who the players with more trophies are? The only player who has achieved 4 trophies is the big Leo Messi, and after him we have Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini and Marco van Basten with 3 trophies each one of them.

Can you bet on Messi to win the Ballon d’Or once more?

Today, October 20 FIFA gave us the complete list of the 23 candidates for the FIFA Ballon d’Or and the 10 candidates for FIFA World Coach of Men’s Soccer. On October 30 FIFA will announce the 3 finalist for the Ballon d’Or. On January 8 will be the end of the forecaster FIFA FIFPro World XI, on January 11 will be the end of votes for FIFA Puskás Award, on this day the Ceremony of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 featuring all the winners will also take place

The 23 candidates for the Ballon d’Or 2015 are:

Sergio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Gales/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (Francia/Real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Bélgica/VfL Wolfsburg/Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Bélgica/Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Suède/Paris Saint-Germain), Andrés Iniesta (España/FC Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Alemania/Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Polonia/Bayern de Múnich), Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Alemania/Bayern de Múnich), Manuel Neuer (Alemania/Bayern de Múnich), Neymar (Brasil/FC Barcelona), Paul Pogba (Francia/Juventus), Ivan Rakitić (Croacia/FC Barcelona), Arjen Robben (Países Bajos/Bayern de Múnich), James Rodríguez (Colombia/Real Madrid), Alexis Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona), Yaya Touré (Costa de Marfil/Manchester City), Arturo Vidal (Chile/Juventus/Bayern de Múnich).

The 10 candidates to FIFA World Coach of Men’s Soccer are:

Massimiliano Allegri (Italia/Juventus), Carlo Ancelotti (Italia/Real Madrid), Laurent Blanc (Francia/Paris Saint-Germain), Unai Emery (España/Sevilla), Pep Guardiola (España/Bayern de Múnich), Luis Enrique (España/FC Barcelona), José Mourinho (Portugal/Chelsea), Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina/Selección de Chile), Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético de Madrid), Arsène Wenger (Francia/Arsenal).

Did you already bet on your favorite? Some Sportsbooks have good lines and are already taking bets for these dates. Maybe it is time to win some money taking advantage of your knowledge!

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