FIFA Ballon d'Or

La Liga dominates Ballon d'Or shortlist

October 29, 2012
By ESPN staff
This year's list of nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or has been released, with 12 of the 23 players plying their trade in La Liga.

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi, 25, has been awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or for two successive years, after lifting the European Footballer of the Year in 2009 prior to it merging with the World Player of the Year in 2010.

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