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
Robin van Persie
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
Vicente Del Bosque
Sir Alex Ferguson
Luiz Felipe Scolari