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The 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fourth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 13 January 2014.[1] The deadline for voting was 15 November 2013 but was extended to 29 November 2013 for the first time in history.

2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala
Tournament details
Host country Switzerland
City Zürich
Dates 13 January 2014
Venue(s) Zürich Kongresshaus
2012
2014

Real Madrid and Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award as the World Player of the Year. It was his second Ballon d'Or, after winning the award in 2008, as well as his first FIFA Ballon d'Or. With the win, he ended Lionel Messi's domination of the award. Nadine Angerer was announced as the Women's World Player of the Year recipient, while Jupp Heynckes claimed the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football, and Silvia Neid the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football. The ninety-minute ceremony was hosted by Fernanda Lima along with Ruud Gullit.[2][3]

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VotingEdit

The deadline for voting was 15 November 2013.[4][5][6] However, for the first time ever, on 20 November 2013, FIFA announced that voting was extended to 29 November 2013 for "after receiving a response of less than 50% from eligible voters before the original deadline."[4][5] It was also announced that any vote cast before the first deadline can be changed to "take into account recent performances".[5][6] It was obvious that the decision fitted Cristiano Ronaldo who had just scored a hat-trick against Sweden for a FIFA World Cup play-off. The winners were announced on 13 January 2014.[7][8]

WinnersEdit

FIFA Ballon d'OrEdit

A shortlist of 23 male players was compiled by members of FIFA's Football Committee as well as a group of experts from France Football.[9] It was announced on 29 October 2013.[1]

There were three voters per FIFA member federation: one journalist and the coaches and captain of the national men's team.

The results for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or were:[10]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
1st Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal   Real Madrid 27.99%
2nd Lionel Messi   Argentina   Barcelona 24.72%
3rd Franck Ribéry   France   Bayern Munich 23.36%

The following 20 men were originally in contention for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or:[10]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
4th Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden   Paris Saint-Germain 5.29%
5th Neymar   Brazil   Santos
  Barcelona
3.17%
6th Andrés Iniesta   Spain   Barcelona 2.08%
7th Robin van Persie   Netherlands   Manchester United 1.79%
8th Arjen Robben   Netherlands   Bayern Munich 1.77%
9th Gareth Bale   Wales   Tottenham Hotspur
  Real Madrid
1.32%
10th Andrea Pirlo   Italy   Juventus 1.11%
11th Radamel Falcao   Colombia   Monaco 1.08%
12th Yaya Touré   Ivory Coast   Manchester City 0.99%
13th Robert Lewandowski   Poland   Borussia Dortmund 0.92%
14th Philipp Lahm   Germany   Bayern Munich 0.82%
15th Xavi   Spain   Barcelona 0.81%
16th Mesut Özil   Germany   Real Madrid
  Arsenal
0.71%
17th Bastian Schweinsteiger   Germany   Bayern Munich 0.43%
17th Thomas Müller   Germany   Bayern Munich 0.43%
19th Luis Suárez   Uruguay   Liverpool 0.39%
20th Edinson Cavani   Uruguay   Napoli
  Paris Saint-Germain
0.36%
21st Thiago Silva   Brazil   Paris Saint-Germain 0.24%
22nd Eden Hazard   Belgium   Chelsea 0.16%
23rd Manuel Neuer   Germany   Bayern Munich 0.08%

FIFA Women's World Player of the YearEdit

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's FootballEdit

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's FootballEdit

FIFA/FIFPro World XIEdit

Position Player National team Club
GK Manuel Neuer   Germany   Bayern Munich
DF Philipp Lahm   Germany   Bayern Munich
DF Sergio Ramos   Spain   Real Madrid
DF Thiago Silva   Brazil   Paris Saint-Germain
DF Dani Alves   Brazil   Barcelona
MF Andrés Iniesta   Spain   Barcelona
MF Xavi   Spain   Barcelona
MF Franck Ribéry   France   Bayern Munich
FW Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal   Real Madrid
FW Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden   Paris Saint-Germain
FW Lionel Messi   Argentina   Barcelona

FIFA Puskás AwardEdit

External video
  Zlatan Ibrahimović GOAL - FIFA Puskas Award 2013 WINNER on YouTube
  Zlatan Ibrahimović: FIFA Puskas Award Reaction on YouTube

FIFA Presidential AwardEdit

FIFA Fair Play AwardEdit

FIFA Ballon d'or Prix d'HonneurEdit

Pelé was given an honorary Ballon d'Or, having won three FIFA World Cups with Brazil but never an individual award from FIFA, as during his playing career only European-based players were eligible to win the original Ballon d'Or.[12]

ContendersEdit

FIFA Women's World Player of the YearEdit

On 29 October 2012, a 10-player shortlist was unveiled for the FIFA's Women's Player of the Year, which was chosen by experts from FIFA's Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup and a group of experts from France Football.[13] It was announced on 29 October 2013.[1]

The three finalists for the award, announced on 9 December 2013, are indicated in bold.[14]

Player National team Club
Nadine Angerer   Germany   Frankfurt
  Brisbane Roar
Nilla Fischer   Sweden   Linköpings
  Wolfsburg
Lena Goeßling   Germany   Wolfsburg
Saki Kumagai   Japan   Frankfurt
  Lyon
Marta   Brazil   Tyresö
Alex Morgan   United States   Portland Thorns
Yūki Ōgimi   Japan   Turbine Potsdam
  Chelsea
Lotta Schelin   Sweden   Lyon
Christine Sinclair   Canada   Portland Thorns
Abby Wambach   United States   Western New York Flash

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's FootballEdit

This award will be decided by the same voters and system as that of the men's player award.[15] The shortlist of candidates was announced on 29 October 2013,[1] with the three finalists (indicated in bold type) announced on 9 December 2013.[14]

Coach National team Team
Carlo Ancelotti   Italy   Paris Saint-Germain
  Real Madrid
Rafael Benítez   Spain   Chelsea
  Napoli
Antonio Conte   Italy   Juventus
Vicente del Bosque   Spain   Spain
Sir Alex Ferguson   Scotland   Manchester United
Jupp Heynckes   Germany   Bayern Munich
Jürgen Klopp   Germany   Borussia Dortmund
José Mourinho   Portugal   Real Madrid
  Chelsea
Luiz Felipe Scolari   Brazil   Brazil
Arsène Wenger   France   Arsenal

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's FootballEdit

This award will be decided by the same voters and system as that of the women's player award.[16] The shortlist was announced on 29 October 2013,[1] and the three finalists (indicated in bold type) were announced on 9 December 2013.[14]

Coach National team Team
Gilles Eyquem   France   France
Kenneth Heiner-Møller   Denmark   Denmark
Ralf Kellermann   Germany   Wolfsburg
Shelley Kerr   Scotland   Arsenal
Patrice Lair   France   Lyon
Silvia Neid   Germany   Germany
Cindy Parlow Cone   United States   Portland Thorns
Even Pellerud   Norway   Norway
Anna Signeul   Sweden   Scotland
Pia Sundhage   Sweden   Sweden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ballon d'Or 2013". FIFA. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brazilian model Fernanda Lima to host Ballon d'Or ceremony". Sportskeeda. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Homewood, Brian (14 January 2014). "Emotional Ronaldo ends Messi run". Reuters. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal forward praised after fifth hat-trick". BBC. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "FIFA extend Ballon d'Or voting deadline". ESPN FC. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Dunbar, Graham. "Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award, ends Lionel Messi’s four-year reign". Toronto Star. The Associated Press. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to Ballon d'Or". BBC Sport. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo, Angerer, Heynckes and Neid triumph at FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013". FIFA.com. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Men’s shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 revealed". FIFA. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 – voting results" (PDF). FIFA. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 13 January 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "FIFPRO UNVEILS 2013 FIFA FIFPRO WORLD XI". FIFPro.org. Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Pele receives FIFA Ballon d’Or Prix d’Honneur". FIFA. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Women's shortlist for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 revealed". FIFA. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 awards revealed" (Press release). FIFA. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Men's Coach of the Year". FIFA. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Men's Coach of the Year". FIFA. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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