Ballon d’Or: Messi, Ronaldo & Ribery Make Final List

The polls have been counted, and the finalists are official: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery have been announced as the three 2013 Ballon d’Or finalists, FIFA revealed.
The trio have surprised nobody in making the final cut, the achievement symbolising just how individually devastating they’ve been over the course of the calendar year.
Meanwhile, the FIFA Coach of the Year Award has also been whittled down to three candidates, with Jurgen Klopp, Jupp Heynckes and Sir Alex Ferguson named as the finalists.
FIFA also announced its three contenders for the Puskas Award, which is handed to the scorer of the year’s best goal. Benfica’s Nemanja Matic, Brazil’s Neymar and Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic all made the final cut.

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