23 Golden Ball nominees

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Colombian Radamel Falcao, Brazil's Neymar and seven members of the Spanish team European champion and World, included in the list of 23 players who will compete for the “Golden Ball FIFA 2012”.

The list, you just provide the French magazine 'France Football', co-hosts of the event giving rise to the trophy, It includes, specific, six players from Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema, Mesut Özil y Cristiano Ronaldo. And five of the FC Barcelona: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Piqué, Xavi and Messi.

In the Latin American representation include Argentine Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi, Neymar Brazilian and Colombian Radamel Falcao.

In addition to the seven members “the Red” and Falcao (Atletico Madrid), Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (RealMadrid), are two other members of Spanish clubs: French Karim Benzema (FRA / Real Madrid) and German Mesut Ozil(ALE/Real Madrid).

by clubs, the most represented is the Real Madrid, with 6 hopefuls (Benzema, Casillas, Ozil, Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso); followed by Barcelona, with five (Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Pique, Xavi Hernandez).

From list 23 hopefuls, will the final three will compete for the Golden Ball 2012 and they will be announced next 29 November in Sao Paulo (Brazil). The allocation Gala will take place lospremios 7 of January of 2013, at “Zurich Kongresshaus”.

The list of players vying for the Golden Ball 2012

Sergio Aguero (ARG/Manchester City)

Mario Balotelli (ITA/Manchester City)

Karim Benzema (FRA / Real Madrid)

Gianluigi Buffon (ITA/Juventus Turin)

Sergio Busquets (ESP / Barcelona)

Iker Casillas (ESP / Real Madrid)

Didier drogba (CIV/Chelsea, puis Shanghai Shenhua)

Radamel Falcao (COL / Atletico Madrid)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SUE/Milan AC, then Paris-SG)

Andres Iniesta (ESP / Barcelona)

Lionel Messi (AR/ FC Barcelone)

Manuel Neuer (ALL/Bayern Munich)

Neymar (BRE / Santos)

Mesut Ozil (ALL/Real Madrid)

Gerard Piqué (ESP / Barcelona)

Andrea Pirlo (ITA/Juventus Turin)

Sergio Ramos (ESP / Real Madrid)

Cristiano Ronaldo (POR / Real Madrid)

Wayne Rooney (A / Manchester United)

Yaya Toure (CIV/Manchester City)

Robin van Persie (WHERE / Arsenal, then Manchester United)

Xabi Alonso (ESP / Real Madrid)

Xavi Hernandez (ESP / Barcelona)

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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