FIFA Ballon d'Or

Barca dominate Ballon d'Or shortlist

November 1, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
European champions Barcelona dominate the 23-man shortlist for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or with eight squad members in the running. Real Madrid have five nominees.

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Lionel Messi, the winner of last year's inaugural award, will be the favourite to take the honour, but he faces competition from team-mates Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique and ...

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