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The 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the sixth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 11 January 2016.

Lionel Messi won the award as the World Player of the Year for the fifth time, extending his own record of five wins. Carli Lloyd was named as the Women's World Player of the Year, while Luis Enrique received the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football and Jill Ellis the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.[1]

The ceremony was hosted by Kate Abdo and James Nesbitt.[2]

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Winners and nomineesEdit

In late October 2015, 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 19 October and the men's on 20 October.

FIFA Ballon d'OrEdit

The results for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or were:[3]

Rank Player Nationality Club(s) Votes
1 Lionel Messi   Argentina   Barcelona 41.33%
2 Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal   Real Madrid 27.76%
3 Neymar   Brazil   Barcelona 7.86%

The following 20 men were originally in contention for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or:[4]

Rank Player Nationality Club(s) Votes
4 Robert Lewandowski   Poland   Bayern Munich 4.17%
5 Luis Suárez   Uruguay   Barcelona 3.38%
6 Thomas Müller   Germany   Bayern Munich 2.21%
7 Manuel Neuer   Germany   Bayern Munich 1.97%
8 Eden Hazard   Belgium   Chelsea 1.33%
9 Andrés Iniesta   Spain   Barcelona 1.24%
10 Alexis Sánchez   Chile   Arsenal 1.18%
11 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden   Paris Saint-Germain 1.13%
12 Yaya Touré   Ivory Coast   Manchester City 0.89%
13 Sergio Agüero   Argentina   Manchester City 0.86%
14 Javier Mascherano   Argentina   Barcelona 0.79%
15 Paul Pogba   France   Juventus 0.72%
16 Gareth Bale   Wales   Real Madrid 0.65%
17 Arturo Vidal   Chile   Juventus
  Bayern Munich
0.58%
18 Kevin De Bruyne   Belgium   VfL Wolfsburg
  Manchester City
0.47%
19 James Rodríguez   Colombia   Real Madrid 0.45%
20 Karim Benzema   France   Real Madrid 0.40%
21 Toni Kroos   Germany   Real Madrid 0.2931%
22 Arjen Robben   Netherlands   Bayern Munich 0.2930%
23 Ivan Rakitić   Croatia   Barcelona 0.05%

FIFA Puskás AwardEdit

The winner of the FIFA Puskás Award was:

The other nominees were:[5]

FIFA/FIFPro World XIEdit

Position Player National team Club
GK Manuel Neuer   Germany   Bayern Munich
DF Thiago Silva   Brazil   Paris Saint-Germain
DF Marcelo   Brazil   Real Madrid
DF Sergio Ramos   Spain   Real Madrid
DF Dani Alves   Brazil   Barcelona
MF Andrés Iniesta   Spain   Barcelona
MF Luka Modrić   Croatia   Real Madrid
MF Paul Pogba   France   Juventus
FW Neymar   Brazil   Barcelona
FW Lionel Messi   Argentina   Barcelona
FW Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal   Real Madrid

FIFA Women's World Player of the YearEdit

The results for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year were:[5]

Rank Player Nationality Club(s) Votes
1 Carli Lloyd   United States   Houston Dash 35.28%
2 Célia Šašić   Germany   1. FFC Frankfurt 12.60%
3 Aya Miyama   Japan   Okayama Yunogo Belle 9.88%

The following 7 players were also named to the shortlist for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award:[7]

Player Nationality Club(s)
Nadine Angerer   Germany   Brisbane Roar
  Portland Thorns
Ramona Bachmann    Switzerland   FC Rosengård
Kadeisha Buchanan   Canada   West Virginia Mountaineers
Amandine Henry   France   Lyon
Eugénie Le Sommer   France   Lyon
Megan Rapinoe   United States   Seattle Reign
Hope Solo   United States   Seattle Reign

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's FootballEdit

The following are the final 3 nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football:[5]

Rank Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
1 Luis Enrique   Spain   Barcelona 31.08%
2 Pep Guardiola   Spain   Bayern Munich 22.97%
3 Jorge Sampaoli   Argentina   Chile 9.47%

The following 7 managers were also named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football:[4]

Coach Nationality Team(s)
Massimiliano Allegri   Italy   Juventus
Carlo Ancelotti   Italy   Real Madrid
Laurent Blanc   France   Paris Saint-Germain
Unai Emery   Spain   Sevilla
José Mourinho   Portugal   Chelsea
Diego Simeone   Argentina   Atlético Madrid
Arsène Wenger   France   Arsenal

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's FootballEdit

The following are the final 3 nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football:[5]

Rank Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
1 Jill Ellis   England   United States 42.98%
2 Norio Sasaki   Japan   Japan 17.79%
3 Mark Sampson   Wales   England 10.68%

The following 7 managers were also named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football:[7]

Coach Nationality Team(s)
Calle Barrling   Sweden   Sweden U19
Colin Bell   England   1. FFC Frankfurt
Farid Benstiti   France   Paris Saint-Germain
Laura Harvey   England   Seattle Reign
John Herdman   England   Canada
Gérard Prêcheur   France   Lyon
Thomas Wörle   Germany   Bayern Munich

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lionwins Ballon d'Or foe". Guardian. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Fifa Ballon d'Or - live: Lionel Messi winh Ballon d'Or". Daily Telegraph. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 – voting results" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Men's Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 revealed". FIFA. 20 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d "Nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 awards revealed". FIFA. 30 November 2015.
  6. ^ "2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI revealed". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Women's Football shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 revealed". FIFA. 19 October 2015.

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