Ron­aldo, Messi, Ribery in hunt

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

World gov­ern­ing body FIFA named Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery as the three nom­i­na­tions from a 10-player short­list for the Bal­lon d’Or award on Mon­day. Barcelona and Ar­gentina for­ward Messi has won the pres­ti­gious award, for­merly called FIFA World Player of the Year, for the past four years, while Real Madrid’s Ron­aldo topped the poll in 2008. United man­ager Alex Fer­gu­son, Bay­ern Mu­nich’s Jupp Heynkes and Borus­sia Dort­mund’s Juer­gen Klopp form the short­list for the Coach of the Year award.

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