2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or

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2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala
2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or logo
Tournament details
Host country Switzerland
Dates 2010
2011

The 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the inaugural year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The gala is a continuation of the FIFA World Player Gala and a result of merging the FIFA Men's World Player of the Year award with the Ballon d'Or, previously presented by the French media to the top men's player in Europe. The awards ceremony took place on 10 January 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. The three finalists for each category were announced on 6 December 2010.[1]

La Masia, the FC Barcelona academy, achieved a record breaking honor in becoming the first youth academy ever to have all three finalists for the Ballon d'Or in one same year, with Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi.[2][3]

Marta won the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award; her fifth in a row.[4]

José Mourinho, Portuguese manager of Real Madrid and previously of Internazionale, was the first winner of the men's FIFA World Coach of the Year award in 2010. The women's version of the award was won by Germany head coach Silvia Neid.[4]

Winners[edit]

FIFA Ballon d'Or[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Club Points
1st Lionel Messi  Argentina Spain Barcelona 22.65%
2nd Andres Iniesta  Spain Spain Barcelona 17.36%
3rd Xavi Hernández  Spain Spain Barcelona 16.48%

The following 20 men were also in contention for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2010:

Rank Player Nationality Club Points
4th Wesley Sneijder  Netherlands Italy Internazionale 14.48 %
5th Diego Forlán  Uruguay Spain Atlético Madrid 7.61 %
6th Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid 3.92 %
7th Iker Casillas  Spain Spain Real Madrid 2.90 %
8th David Villa  Spain Spain Valencia / Barcelona 2.25 %
9th Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast England Chelsea 1.68 %
10th Xabi Alonso  Spain Spain Real Madrid 1.52 %
11th Carles Puyol  Spain Spain Barcelona 1.43 %
12th Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon Italy Internazionale 1.37 %
13th Mesut Özil  Germany Spain Real Madrid 1.21 %
14th Arjen Robben  Netherlands Germany Bayern Munich 1.16 %
15th Thomas Müller  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 0.91 %
16th Bastian Schweinsteiger  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 0.75 %
17th Maicon  Brazil Italy Internazionale 0.57 %
18th Asamoah Gyan  Ghana England Sunderland 0.46 %
19th Júlio César  Brazil Italy Internazionale 0.22 %
20th Cesc Fàbregas  Spain England Arsenal 0.22 %
21st Miroslav Klose  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 0.19 %
22nd Philipp Lahm  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 0.05 %
23rd Daniel Alves  Brazil Spain Barcelona 0.05 %

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Club Notes
1st Marta  Brazil United States FC Gold Pride
2nd Birgit Prinz  Germany Germany Frankfurt
3rd Fatmire Bajramaj  Germany Germany Turbine Potsdam

The other seven nominees were:

Rank Player Nationality Club Notes
Camille Abily  France United States FC Gold Pride / France Lyon
Ji So-Yun  South Korea South Korea Hanyang Women's College
Caroline Seger  Sweden United States Philadelphia Independence
Christine Sinclair  Canada United States FC Gold Pride
Kelly Smith  England United States Boston Breakers
Hope Solo  United States United States Saint Louis Athletica / Atlanta Beat
Abby Wambach  United States United States Washington Freedom

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football[edit]

Rank Coach Nationality Team Notes
1st José Mourinho  Portugal Italy Internazionale 35.92%
2nd Vicente del Bosque  Spain  Spain 33.08%
3rd Josep Guardiola  Spain Spain FC Barcelona 8.45%

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football[edit]

Rank Coach Nationality Team Notes
1st Silvia Neid  Germany Germany Germany
2nd Maren Meinert  Germany Germany Germany U-20
3rd Pia Sundhage  Sweden United States United States

FIFA Puskás Award[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Club Notes
1st Hamit Altıntop  Turkey Germany Bayern Munich
2nd Linus Hallenius  Sweden Sweden Hammarby IF
3rd Giovanni van Bronckhorst  Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands

FIFA/FIFPro World XI[edit]

Position Player National Team Club
GK Iker Casillas[3]  Spain Spain Real Madrid
DF Maicon  Brazil Italy Internazionale
DF Carles Puyol[3]  Spain Spain Barcelona
DF Gerard Piqué  Spain Spain Barcelona
DF Lúcio  Brazil Italy Internazionale
MF Andrés Iniesta  Spain Spain Barcelona
MF Xavi Hernández  Spain Spain Barcelona
MF Wesley Sneijder  Netherlands Italy Internazionale
FW David Villa  Spain Spain Valencia / Barcelona
FW Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid
FW Lionel Messi  Argentina Spain Barcelona

FIFA Presidential Award[edit]

FIFA Fair Play Award[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nominees announced for FIFA Ballon d’Or gala 2010". FIFA.com. 2010-12-06. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. ^ totalbarca.com, It’s an all Barça affair at FIFA Ballon d’Or
  3. ^ a b c "Messi named Player of the Year". ESPN Soccernet. 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Messi, Marta, Mourinho and Neid crowned as the best of 2010". FIFA. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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