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2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or

2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala
Tournament details
Host country Switzerland
City Zürich
Dates 13 January 2014
Venue(s) Zürich Kongresshaus

The 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fourth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 13 January 2014.[1] The deadline for voting was 15 November 2013 but was extended to 29 November 2013.

Real Madrid and Portugal left winger Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award as the World Player of the Year. It was his second Ballon d'Or, after winning the award in 2008, as well as his first FIFA Ballon d'Or. Nadine Angerer was announced as the Women's World Player of the Year recipient, while Jupp Heynckes claimed the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football, and Silvia Neid the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football. The ninety minute ceremony was hosted by Fernanda Lima along with Ruud Gullit.[2][3]

Voting

The deadline for voting was 15 November 2013.[4][5][6] However, for the first time ever, on 20 November 2013, FIFA announced that voting was extended to 29 November 2013 for "after receiving a response of less than 50% from eligible voters before the original deadline."[4][5] It was also announced that any vote cast before the first deadline can be changed to "take into account recent performances."[5][6] The winners were announced on 13 January 2014.[7][8]

Winners

FIFA Ballon d'Or

A shortlist of 23 male players was compiled by members of FIFA's Football Committee as well as a group of experts from France Football.[9] It was announced on 29 October 2013.[1]

There were three voters per FIFA member federation: one journalist and the coaches and captain of the national men's team.

The results for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or were:[10]
Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
1st Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Real Madrid 27.99%
2nd Lionel Messi  Argentina FC Barcelona 24.72%
3rd Franck Ribéry  France FC Bayern Munich 23.36%

The following 20 men were originally in contention for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or:[10]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
4th Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Paris Saint-Germain 5.29%
5th Neymar  Brazil Santos/ Barcelona 3.17%
6th Andrés Iniesta  Spain Barcelona 2.08%
7th Robin van Persie  Netherlands Manchester United 1.79%
8th Arjen Robben  Netherlands Bayern Munich 1.77%
9th Gareth Bale  Wales Tottenham Hotspur/ Real Madrid 1.32%
10th Andrea Pirlo  Italy Juventus 1.11%
11th Radamel Falcao  Colombia Monaco 1.08%
12th Yaya Touré  Ivory Coast Manchester City 0.99%
13th Robert Lewandowski  Poland Borussia Dortmund 0.92%
14th Philipp Lahm  Germany Bayern Munich 0.82%
15th Xavi  Spain Barcelona 0.81%
16th Mesut Özil  Germany Real Madrid/ Arsenal 0.71%
17th Bastian Schweinsteiger  Germany Bayern Munich 0.43%
17th Thomas Müller  Germany Bayern Munich 0.43%
19th Luis Suárez  Uruguay Liverpool 0.39%
20th Edinson Cavani  Uruguay Napoli/ Paris Saint-Germain 0.36%
21st Thiago Silva  Brazil Paris Saint-Germain 0.24%
22nd Eden Hazard  Belgium Chelsea 0.16%
23rd Manuel Neuer  Germany Bayern Munich 0.08%

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football

Team of the Year 2013

Position Player National team Club
GK Manuel Neuer  Germany Bayern Munich
DF Philipp Lahm  Germany Bayern Munich
DF Sergio Ramos  Spain Real Madrid
DF Thiago Silva  Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
DF Daniel Alves  Brazil Barcelona
MF Andrés Iniesta  Spain Barcelona
MF Xavi  Spain Barcelona
MF Franck Ribéry  France Bayern Munich
FW Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Real Madrid
FW Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden Paris Saint-Germain
FW Lionel Messi  Argentina Barcelona

FIFA Puskás Award

FIFA Presidential Award

FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA Ballon d'or Prix d'Honneur

Contenders

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year

On 29 October 2012, a 10-player shortlist was unveiled for the FIFA's Women's Player of the Year, which was chosen by experts from FIFA's Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup and a group of experts from France Football.[12] It was announced on 29 October 2013.[1]

The three finalists for the award, announced on 9 December 2013, are indicated in bold.[13]

Player National team Club
Nadine Angerer  Germany Frankfurt
Brisbane Roar
Nilla Fischer  Sweden Linköpings
Wolfsburg
Lena Goeßling  Germany Wolfsburg
Saki Kumagai  Japan Frankfurt
Lyon
Marta  Brazil Tyresö
Alex Morgan  United States Portland Thorns
Yūki Ōgimi  Japan Turbine Potsdam
Chelsea
Lotta Schelin  Sweden Lyon
Christine Sinclair  Canada Portland Thorns
Abby Wambach  United States Western New York Flash

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football

This award will be decided by the same voters and system as that of the men's player award.[14] The shortlist of candidates was announced on 29 October 2013,[1] with the three finalists (indicated in bold type) announced on 9 December 2013.[13]

Coach National team Team
Carlo Ancelotti  Italy Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid
Rafael Benítez  Spain Chelsea
Napoli
Antonio Conte  Italy Juventus
Vicente del Bosque  Spain  Spain
Sir Alex Ferguson  Scotland Manchester United
Jupp Heynckes  Germany Bayern Munich
Jürgen Klopp  Germany Borussia Dortmund
José Mourinho  Portugal Real Madrid
Chelsea
Luiz Felipe Scolari  Brazil  Brazil
Arsène Wenger  France Arsenal

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football

This award will be decided by the same voters and system as that of the women's player award.[15] The shortlist was announced on 29 October 2013,[1] and the three finalists (indicated in bold type) were announced on 9 December 2013.[13]

Coach National team Team
Gilles Eyquem  France  France
Kenneth Heiner-Møller  Denmark  Denmark
Ralf Kellermann  Germany Wolfsburg
Shelley Kerr  Scotland Arsenal
Patrice Lair  France Lyon
Silvia Neid  Germany  Germany
Cindy Parlow Cone  United States Portland Thorns
Even Pellerud  Norway  Norway
Anna Signeul  Sweden  Scotland
Pia Sundhage  Sweden  Sweden

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External links

  • Official website
  • FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 – voting results
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