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The 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fifth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 12 January 2015.

2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala
Tournament details
Host country Switzerland
City Zürich
Dates 12 January 2015
Venue(s) Zürich Kongresshaus
2013
2015

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or as the World Player of the Year for a second consecutive time, having won it previously last year.[1]This was his third Ballon d'Or win overall, placing him second to only Lionel Messi for the most wins in the history of the award. Nadine Keßler was named as the Women's World Player of the Year, while Joachim Löw received the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football and Ralf Kellermann the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.[2] The ceremony was hosted by Kate Abdo.[3]

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Winners and nomineesEdit

In late October 2014, the FIFA revealed shortlists for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, and FIFA World Coaches of the Year. The shortlists for the women's awards were revealed on 24 October, and the men's shortlists were revealed on 28 October.

FIFA Ballon d'OrEdit

Cristiano Ronaldo presenting his second FIFA Ballon d'Or to fans at the Santiago Bernabéu in January 2015

The results for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or were:[4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
1 Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal   Real Madrid 37.66%
2 Lionel Messi   Argentina   Barcelona 15.76%
3 Manuel Neuer   Germany   Bayern Munich 15.72%

The following 20 men were originally in contention for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or:[5][4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
4 Arjen Robben   Netherlands   Bayern Munich 7.17%
5 Philipp Lahm   Germany   Bayern Munich 5.42%
6 Thomas Müller   Germany   Bayern Munich 2.90%
7 Neymar   Brazil   Barcelona 2.21%
8 James Rodríguez   Colombia   Monaco
  Real Madrid
1.47%
9 Toni Kroos   Germany   Bayern Munich
  Real Madrid
1.43%
10 Ángel Di María   Argentina   Real Madrid
  Manchester United
1.29%
11 Diego Costa   Spain   Atlético Madrid
  Chelsea
1.02%
12 Gareth Bale   Wales   Real Madrid 1.00%
13 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden   Paris Saint-Germain 1.00%
14 Yaya Touré   Ivory Coast   Manchester City 0.86%
15 Mario Götze   Germany   Bayern Munich 0.84%
16 Karim Benzema   France   Real Madrid 0.75%
17 Andrés Iniesta   Spain   Barcelona 0.67%
18 Bastian Schweinsteiger   Germany   Bayern Munich 0.57%
19 Javier Mascherano   Argentina   Barcelona 0.55%
20 Thibaut Courtois   Belgium   Atlético Madrid
  Chelsea
0.51%
21 Eden Hazard   Belgium   Chelsea 0.47%
22 Paul Pogba   France   Juventus 0.40%
23 Sergio Ramos   Spain   Real Madrid 0.33%

FIFA Puskás AwardEdit

External video
  James Rodriguez Goal: WINNER FIFA Puskas Award 2014 on YouTube
  James Rodriguez: FIFA Puskas Award Reaction on YouTube

FIFA Presidential AwardEdit

  •   Hiroshi Kagawa, former Japanese footballer and current sports journalist.[7]

FIFA Fair Play AwardEdit

FIFA/FIFPro World XIEdit

Position Player National team Club
GK Manuel Neuer   Germany   Bayern Munich
DF Sergio Ramos   Spain   Real Madrid
DF David Luiz   Brazil   Chelsea
  Paris Saint-Germain
DF Thiago Silva   Brazil   Paris Saint-Germain
DF Philipp Lahm   Germany   Bayern Munich
MF Andrés Iniesta   Spain   Barcelona
MF Toni Kroos   Germany   Bayern Munich
  Real Madrid
MF Ángel Di María   Argentina   Real Madrid
  Manchester United
FW Arjen Robben   Netherlands   Bayern Munich
FW Lionel Messi   Argentina   Barcelona
FW Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal   Real Madrid

FIFA Women's World Player of the YearEdit

The following 10 players were named to the shortlist for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award:[11][4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
1 Nadine Keßler   Germany   VfL Wolfsburg 17.52%
2 Marta   Brazil   Tyresö FF
  FC Rosengård
14.16%
3 Abby Wambach   United States   Western New York Flash 13.33%
4 Nadine Angerer   Germany   Portland Thorns
  Brisbane Roar
13.16%
5 Aya Miyama   Japan   Okayama Yunogo Belle 10.48%
6 Louisa Necib   France   Lyon 7.18%
7 Nahomi Kawasumi   Japan   Seattle Reign
  INAC Kobe Leonessa
6.51%
8 Verónica Boquete   Spain   Portland Thorns
  1. FFC Frankfurt
6.15%
9 Lotta Schelin   Sweden   Lyon 6.06%
10 Nilla Fischer   Sweden   VfL Wolfsburg 5.45%

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's FootballEdit

The following 10 managers were named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football:[5][4]

Rank Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
1 Joachim Löw   Germany   Germany 36.23%
2 Carlo Ancelotti   Italy   Real Madrid 22.06%
3 Diego Simeone   Argentina   Atlético Madrid 19.02%
4 Pep Guardiola   Spain   Bayern Munich 8.67%
5 José Mourinho   Portugal   Chelsea 6.16%
6 Louis van Gaal   Netherlands   Netherlands
  Manchester United
3.15%
7 Alejandro Sabella   Argentina   Argentina 2.21%
8 Antonio Conte   Italy   Juventus
  Italy
1.12%
9 Jürgen Klinsmann   Germany   United States 0.71%
10 Manuel Pellegrini   Chile   Manchester City 0.67%

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's FootballEdit

The following 10 managers were named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football:[11][4]

Rank Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
1 Ralf Kellermann   Germany   VfL Wolfsburg 17.06%
2 Maren Meinert   Germany   Germany U-20 13.16%
3 Norio Sasaki   Japan   Japan 13.06%
4 Pia Sundhage   Sweden   Sweden 11.22%
5 Philippe Bergeroo   France   France 9.81%
6 Peter Dedevbo   Nigeria   Nigeria U-20 9.62%
7 Martina Voss-Tecklenburg   Germany    Switzerland 9.45%
8 Asako Takemoto   Japan   Japan U-17 8.47%
9 Jorge Vilda   Spain   Spain U-17
  Spain U-19
4.17%
10 Laura Harvey   England   Seattle Reign 3.98%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA Ballon d'Or". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to Ballon d'Or award – as it happened". The Guardian. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kate Abdo, your co-host for this evening's FIFA gala". AS. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 – voting results" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Men’s shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 revealed" (Press release). FIFA. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stephanie Roche beaten as James Rodriguez wins Fifa Puskas Award for best goal of the year". The Daily Telegraph. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "FIFA Presidential Award winner: Hiroshi Kagawa". FIFA.com. Fédération International de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "FIFA Fair Play winner: FIFA tournament volunteers". FIFA.com. Fédération International de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "2014 World Cup volunteers receive FIFA Fair Play Award". CONMEBOL.com. South American Football Confederation. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "FIFPRO PRESENTS THE 2014 FIFA FIFPRO WORLD XI". FIFPro.org. Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Women’s shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 revealed" (Press release). FIFA. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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