FIFA Announces Ballon D’Or Shortlist
by Idris Aina (www.eraveng.com)
The world football governing body, FIFA has announced the 3 names that makes the final shortlist for the 2015 Ballon D’Or Award.
Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar of FC Barcelona completes the final 3-man list for the most coveted prize in football.
Messi and Ronaldo have won the award in the past 7 years, with Ronaldo winning it in 2008, 2013 and 2014, and Messi winning four times between 2009 and 2012.
Ronaldo leads the final 3 in goals, having scored 45 club goals in 2015. Lionel Messi is just behind him with 44, while Neymar has 41 goals.
The vote for the award will be made by the captains and head coaches of each men’s national team as well as by international media representatives selected by French publication, France Football.