2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or

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2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or

The 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the sixth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 11 January 2016.

Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or as the World Player of the Year for the fifth time, extending his own record of five wins. Carli Lloyd was named as the Women's World Player of the Year, while Luis Enrique received the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football and Jill Ellis the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.[1]

The ceremony was hosted by Kate Abdo and James Nesbitt.[2]

Winners and nominees

In late October 2015, FIFA revealed shortlists for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, FIFA Women's World Player of the Year and FIFA World Coaches of the Year. The shortlists for the women's awards were revealed on 19 October and the men's on 20 October.

FIFA Ballon d'Or

The results for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or were:[3]

Player Nationality Club Votes
Lionel Messi  Argentina Spain Barcelona 41.33%
Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid 27.76%
Neymar  Brazil Spain Barcelona 7.86%

The following 20 men were originally in contention for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or:[4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
4 Robert Lewandowski  Poland Germany Bayern Munich 4.17%
5 Luis Suárez  Uruguay Spain Barcelona 3.38%
6 Thomas Müller  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 2.21%
7 Manuel Neuer  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 1.97%
8 Eden Hazard  Belgium England Chelsea 1.33%
9 Andrés Iniesta  Spain Spain Barcelona 1.24%
10 Alexis Sánchez  Chile England Arsenal 1.18%
11 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden France Paris Saint-Germain 1.13%
12 Yaya Touré  Ivory Coast England Manchester City 0.89%
13 Sergio Agüero  Argentina England Manchester City 0.86%
14 Javier Mascherano  Argentina Spain Barcelona 0.79%
15 Paul Pogba  France Italy Juventus 0.72%
16 Gareth Bale  Wales Spain Real Madrid 0.65%
17 Arturo Vidal  Chile Italy Juventus
Germany Bayern Munich
0.58%
18 Kevin De Bruyne  Belgium Germany VfL Wolfsburg
England Manchester City
0.47%
19 James Rodríguez  Colombia Spain Real Madrid 0.45%
20 Karim Benzema  France Spain Real Madrid 0.40%
21 Toni Kroos  Germany Spain Real Madrid 0.2931%
22 Arjen Robben  Netherlands Germany Bayern Munich 0.2930%
23 Ivan Rakitić  Croatia Spain Barcelona 0.05%

FIFA Puskás Award

The winner of the FIFA Puskás Award was:

The other nominees were:[5]

FIFA/FIFPro World XI

Position Player National team Club
GK Manuel Neuer  Germany Germany Bayern Munich
DF Thiago Silva  Brazil France Paris Saint-Germain
DF Marcelo  Brazil Spain Real Madrid
DF Sergio Ramos  Spain Spain Real Madrid
DF Dani Alves  Brazil Spain Barcelona
MF Andrés Iniesta  Spain Spain Barcelona
MF Luka Modrić  Croatia Spain Real Madrid
MF Paul Pogba  France Italy Juventus
FW Neymar  Brazil Spain Barcelona
FW Lionel Messi  Argentina Spain Barcelona
FW Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year

The results for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year were:[5]

Player Nationality Club Votes
Carli Lloyd  United States United States Houston Dash 35.28%
Célia Šašić  Germany Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt 12.60%
Aya Miyama  Japan Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle 9.88%

The following 7 players were also named to the shortlist for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award:[7]

Player Nationality Club
Nadine Angerer  Germany Australia Brisbane Roar
United States Portland Thorns
Ramona Bachmann   Switzerland Sweden FC Rosengård
Kadeisha Buchanan  Canada United States West Virginia Mountaineers
Amandine Henry  France France Lyon
Eugénie Le Sommer  France France Lyon
Megan Rapinoe  United States United States Seattle Reign
Hope Solo  United States United States Seattle Reign

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football

The following are the final 3 nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football:[5]

Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
Luis Enrique  Spain Spain Barcelona 31.08%
Pep Guardiola  Spain Germany Bayern Munich 22.97%
Jorge Sampaoli  Argentina  Chile 9.47%

The following 7 managers were also named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football:[4]

Coach Nationality Team(s)
Massimiliano Allegri  Italy Italy Juventus
Carlo Ancelotti  Italy Spain Real Madrid
Laurent Blanc  France France Paris Saint-Germain
Unai Emery  Spain Spain Sevilla
José Mourinho  Portugal England Chelsea
Diego Simeone  Argentina Spain Atlético Madrid
Arsène Wenger  France England Arsenal

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football

The following are the final 3 nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football:[5]

Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
Jill Ellis  England  United States 42.98%
Norio Sasaki  Japan  Japan 17.79%
Mark Sampson  Wales  England 10.68%

The following 7 managers were also named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football:[7]

Coach Nationality Team(s)
Calle Barrling  Sweden  Sweden U19
Colin Bell  England Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
Farid Benstiti  France France Paris Saint-Germain
Laura Harvey  England United States Seattle Reign
John Herdman  England  Canada
Gérard Prêcheur  France France Lyon
Thomas Wörle  Germany Germany Bayern Munich

References

  1. ^ "Lionwins Ballon d'Or foe". Guardian. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fifa Ballon d'Or - live: Lionel Messi winh Ballon d'Or". Daily Telegraph. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 – voting results" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Men's Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 revealed". FIFA. 20 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 awards revealed". FIFA. 30 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI revealed". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Women's Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 revealed". FIFA. 19 October 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
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