• FIFA Ballon D’OR Winner: Ronaldo, Messi or Neuer?

    by  • January 10, 2015 • Argentina, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, Germany, La Liga, Portugal, Real Madrid • 0 Comments

    The 2014 Ballon D’OR winner will be revealed in the next coming days on 12th January at Zurich.

    Here are the top-3 contenders, who have been announced as the final three for the 2014 Ballon d’Or.

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    The Real Madrid and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is leading the chart to win this prestigious award –   has already bagged it twice.

    Ronaldo, 29, has been in sensational form since form last year with 26 Liga and 5 Champions League goals and helped the Catalan club to win their 10th ‘Champions league” crown last year.

    Ronaldo won the award twice in 2008 and 2013.

    Lionel Messi

    The Barcelona and Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who scored four goals in the first round of the recent World Cup and also claimed the Golden Ball title.

    Messi, 27, the leading goal scorer in La Liga and the Champions League this season, scoring 27 goals for the Camp Nou side in all competitions for 2014-15 season.

    Messi won the award four times from 2009-2012.

    Manuel Neuer

    Bayern Munich Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could be a dark horse in the race of this prestigious award as the German international was a part of the World Cup winning team last year in Brazil.

    Neuer, 28, the only first shot-stopper, who make it to the top three and has won the German Cup and the Bundesliga title last year with the Bavarians.

    Conclusion:

    Messi was good in the World Cup, while Neuer was in a winning team which performed together –  but Cristiano has stood out, because he scored 17 goals in Champions League last season and 26 goals and 9 assists this season, which is more than Messi and it’s a great stats.

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