Ballon d’Or shortlist has been released.

The annual Ballon d’Or shortlist has been unveiled, with the usual names prevalent on the list.

One name that has been included is Gareth Bale. He has so far flattered to deceive at Real Madrid, mainly due to injuries, but is present on the shortlist, thanks to his stunning form for Tottenham Hotspur.

Below is the full list

Gareth Bale
Edinson Cavani
Radamel Falcao
Eden Hazard
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Andres Iniesta
Philipp Lahm
Robert Lewandowski
Lionel Messi
Thomas Muller
Manuel Neuer
Neymar
Mesut Ozil
Andrea Pirlo
Franck Ribery
Arjen Robben
Cristiano Ronaldo
Bastian Schweinsteiger
Luis Suarez
Thiago Silva
Yaya Toure
Robin van Persie
Xavi

The managers list has also been released. One would feel that there can only be one winner this year following his retirement and that must be Jupp Heynckes

Carlo Ancelotti
Rafael Benitez
Antonio Conte
Vicente Del Bosque
Sir Alex Ferguson
Jupp Heynckes
Jurgen Klopp
Jose Mourinho
Luiz Felipe Scolari
Arsene Wenger

Could this be the top three again?

Could this be the top three again?

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