Today is 13th January, a day when the best footballer of the year will be revealed, yes FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony is today which is in Zurich, Germany.
Following are the three nominees.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal and Real Madrid
Ronaldo ended last season without winning any trophy with Real Madrid but he showed exceptional qualities especially for Portugal in the World Cup play-off round against Sweden. Furthermore he is currently the top scorer in La Liga with 20 goals, he has also scored 9 goals in just 5 games for Madrid in the Champions League group stage. Last time he won was in 2008 when he was at Manchester United. For me he deserves to win this time.
Franck Ribery - Bayern Munich and France
French winger is also the one who can win this award due to his performance in the last season treble with Bayern Munich. Bayern won Bundesliga and Champions League that year which is the major positive point for the 30-year-old winger. This season Ribery has scored 12 goals in 22 games for the German side.
Lionel Messi – Argentina and Barcelona
The four times Ballon d’Or winner might not win this award this time as Ronaldo has displayed some extraordinary football, but as I always said everything is possible in football.
Messi has not been regular this season due to his injury, recently he returned and continued his goal scoring record. He has scored 8 goals in 12 games for Barcelona in La Liga this season.