The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees list has been released. Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano are two strong players who are contending for the prestigious award.

The Ballon d'Or ceremony will take place in Zurich on January 7, 2013.


Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Mario Balotelli (Manchester City)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
Didier Drogba (Chelsea, now Shanghai Shenhua)
Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan, now PSG)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Santos)
Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid)
Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Robin van Persie (Arsenal, now Manchester United)
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona)


Vicente Del Bosque (Spain)
Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea)
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
Pep Guardiola (ex Barcelona)
Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich)
Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund)
Joachim Low (Germany)
Roberto Mancini (Manchester City)
Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid)
Cesare Prandelli (Italy)



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  1. I think this year iniesta will won 2012 FIFA BALLON D'OR. He played big role for spain national team to win the competition and help Barcelona win copa del ray

  2. Fifa, l think u should award Christiano Ronaldo for the 2012 (ballone de o) because he scored morethan 60 valuable goals for Real madrid that earn him the league tittle and a semi final champions league spot, whilst Messi scored more than 70 goals that only earn him the kings cup and a chapions league semi final spot. Iniesta won the Euro but he didn't perform well for Barcelona last season and this current season he is out of it. Ronaldo also play a key part in Real's super cup win over Barcelona and in the recent 2-2 draw over as well. Ronaldo has also scored in his last 3 or 4 games at Camp nou and Real are over coming barcelona in the El classico in the recent days winning 2-1 to claim the league which Ronaldo scored the winner one defeat and one draw and winning 2-1 in the super cup second leg which Ronaldo score the winner too. Ronaldo also help real to several records in the last liga. 100 league points and he scored against all teams in the league. Give it to him pls.