Messi, Ribery & Ronaldo head three-man Ballon d’Or shortlist

Franck Ribery , Lionel

Messi and Cristiano

Ronaldo are the three

final contenders for the

2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or.

The Barcelona forward has won the last four

editions of the award and led Barcelona's charge

to the Liga title last term with 46 goals.

Meanwhile, Ribery enjoyed the best season of his

career, helping Bayern Munich to an

unprecedented treble with remarkably consistent

performances, particularly in the Bundesliga.

Ronaldo will end 2013 without silverware, but

has started the current campaign in the form of

his life for club and country, scoring a total of

28 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal.

The 28-year-old last won the award back in 2008

thanks to his performances for Manchester

United but is currently the favourite to scoop

the prize after ensuring the Seleccao will go to

the 2014 World Cup with a superb hat-trick

against Sweden in the play-off round.

Voting for the Ballon d'Or closed on November

29 after the original period was extended and

the winner will be announced on January 13 in



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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