2012 ballon d'or

2012 Ballon d'Or Shortlist
  • Sergio Aguero (ARG/Manchester City)
  • Mario Balotelli (ITA/Manchester City)
  • Karim Benzema (FRA/Real Madrid)
  • Gianluigi Buffon (ITA/Juventus Turin)
  • Sergio Busquets (ESP/FC Barcelona)
  • Iker Casillas (ESP/Real Madrid)
  • Didier Drogba (CIV/Chelsea, Shanghai Shenhua)
  • Radamel Falcao (COL/Atlético Madrid)
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE/Milan AC, Paris-SG)
  • Andres Iniesta (ESP/FC Barcelona)
  • Lionel Messi (ARG/FC Barcelona)
  • Manuel Neuer (GER/Bayern Munich)
  • Neymar (BRA/Santos)
  • Mesut Ozil (GER/Real Madrid)
  • Gerard Pique (ESP/FC Barcelona)
  • Andrea Pirlo (ITA/Juventus Turin)
  • Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid)
  • Wayne Rooney (ENG/Manchester United)
  • Yaya Toure (CIV/Manchester City)
  • Robin van Persie (NED/Arsenal, Manchester United)
  • Xabi Alonso (ESP/Real Madrid)
  • Xavi Hernandez (ESP/FC Barcelona)

You know, some of the usual suspects.

The next three finalists will be announced on November 29 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The final show will take place on January 7 in Zurich, Switzerland.