Bender makes Ballon d'Or trip
January 8, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Bender, a 17-year-old defender on the books of the League One club, will meet the World XI at the ceremony, when he will rub shoulders with World Player of the Year nominees Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
A player who made his debut last season as a 16-year-old against Hartlepool United, ...