2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or

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The 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fifth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 12 January 2015.

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or as the World Player of the Year for a second consecutive time, having won it previously last year.[1]This was his third Ballon d'Or win overall, placing him second to only Lionel Messi for the most wins in the history of the award. Nadine Keßler was named as the Women's World Player of the Year, while Joachim Löw received the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football and Ralf Kellermann the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.[2] The ceremony was hosted by Kate Abdo.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In late October 2014, the 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 24 October, and the men's shortlists were revealed on 28 October.

FIFA Ballon d'Or[edit]

Cristiano Ronaldo presenting his second FIFA Ballon d'Or to fans at the Santiago Bernabéu in January 2015

The results for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or were:[4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
1 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid 37.66%
2 Lionel Messi  Argentina Spain Barcelona 15.76%
3 Manuel Neuer  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 15.72%

The following 20 men were originally in contention for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or:[5][4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
4 Arjen Robben  Netherlands Germany Bayern Munich 7.17%
5 Thomas Müller  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 5.42%
6 Philipp Lahm  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 2.90%
7 Neymar  Brazil Spain Barcelona 2.21%
8 James Rodríguez  Colombia France Monaco
Spain Real Madrid
1.47%
9 Toni Kroos  Germany Germany Bayern Munich
Spain Real Madrid
1.43%
10 Ángel Di María  Argentina Spain Real Madrid
England Manchester United
1.29%
11 Diego Costa  Spain Spain Atlético Madrid
England Chelsea
1.02%
12 Gareth Bale  Wales Spain Real Madrid 1.00%
13 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden France Paris Saint-Germain 1.00%
14 Yaya Touré  Ivory Coast England Manchester City 0.86%
15 Mario Götze  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 0.84%
16 Karim Benzema  France Spain Real Madrid 0.75%
17 Andrés Iniesta  Spain Spain Barcelona 0.67%
18 Bastian Schweinsteiger  Germany Germany Bayern Munich 0.57%
19 Javier Mascherano  Argentina Spain Barcelona 0.55%
20 Thibaut Courtois  Belgium Spain Atlético Madrid
England Chelsea
0.51%
21 Eden Hazard  Belgium England Chelsea 0.47%
22 Paul Pogba  France Italy Juventus 0.40%
23 Sergio Ramos  Spain Spain Real Madrid 0.33%

FIFA Puskás Award[edit]

External video
James Rodriguez Goal: WINNER FIFA Puskas Award 2014 on YouTube
James Rodriguez: FIFA Puskas Award Reaction on YouTube

FIFA Presidential Award[edit]

FIFA Fair Play Award[edit]

FIFA/FIFPro World XI[edit]

Position Player National team Club
GK Manuel Neuer  Germany Germany Bayern Munich
DF Sergio Ramos  Spain Spain Real Madrid
DF David Luiz  Brazil England Chelsea
France Paris Saint-Germain
DF Thiago Silva  Brazil France Paris Saint-Germain
DF Philipp Lahm  Germany Germany Bayern Munich
MF Andrés Iniesta  Spain Spain Barcelona
MF Toni Kroos  Germany Germany Bayern Munich
Spain Real Madrid
MF Ángel Di María  Argentina Spain Real Madrid
England Manchester United
FW Arjen Robben  Netherlands Germany Bayern Munich
FW Lionel Messi  Argentina Spain Barcelona
FW Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal Spain Real Madrid

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

The following 10 players were named to the shortlist for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award:[11][4]

Rank Player Nationality Club Votes
1 Nadine Keßler  Germany Germany VfL Wolfsburg 17.52%
2 Marta  Brazil Sweden Tyresö FF
Sweden FC Rosengård
14.16%
3 Abby Wambach  United States United States Western New York Flash 13.33%
4 Nadine Angerer  Germany United States Portland Thorns
Australia Brisbane Roar
13.16%
5 Aya Miyama  Japan Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle 10.48%
6 Louisa Necib  France France Lyon 7.18%
7 Nahomi Kawasumi  Japan United States Seattle Reign
Japan INAC Kobe Leonessa
6.51%
8 Verónica Boquete  Spain United States Portland Thorns
Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
6.15%
9 Lotta Schelin  Sweden France Lyon 6.06%
10 Nilla Fischer  Sweden Germany VfL Wolfsburg 5.45%

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

The following 10 managers were named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football:[5][4]

Rank Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
1 Joachim Löw  Germany  Germany 36.23%
2 Carlo Ancelotti  Italy Spain Real Madrid 22.06%
3 Diego Simeone  Argentina Spain Atlético Madrid 19.02%
4 Pep Guardiola  Spain Germany Bayern Munich 8.67%
5 José Mourinho  Portugal England Chelsea 6.16%
6 Louis van Gaal  Netherlands  Netherlands
England Manchester United
3.15%
7 Alejandro Sabella  Argentina  Argentina 2.21%
8 Antonio Conte  Italy Italy Juventus
 Italy
1.12%
9 Jürgen Klinsmann  Germany  United States 0.71%
10 Manuel Pellegrini  Chile England Manchester City 0.67%

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

The following 10 managers were named to the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football:[11][4]

Rank Coach Nationality Team(s) Votes
1 Ralf Kellermann  Germany Germany VfL Wolfsburg 17.06%
2 Maren Meinert  Germany  Germany U-20 13.16%
3 Norio Sasaki  Japan  Japan 13.06%
4 Pia Sundhage  Sweden  Sweden 11.22%
5 Philippe Bergeroo  France  France 9.81%
6 Peter Dedevbo  Nigeria  Nigeria U-20 9.62%
7 Martina Voss-Tecklenburg  Germany   Switzerland 9.45%
8 Asako Takemoto  Japan  Japan U-17 8.47%
9 Jorge Vilda  Spain  Spain U-17
 Spain U-19
4.17%
10 Laura Harvey  England United States Seattle Reign 3.98%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Ballon d'Or". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to Ballon d'Or award – as it happened". The Guardian. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kate Abdo, your co-host for this evening's FIFA gala". AS. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 – voting results" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Men's shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 revealed" (Press release). FIFA. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stephanie Roche beaten as James Rodriguez wins Fifa Puskas Award for best goal of the year". The Daily Telegraph. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "FIFA Presidential Award winner: Hiroshi Kagawa". FIFA.com. Fédération International de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "FIFA Fair Play winner: FIFA tournament volunteers". FIFA.com. Fédération International de Football Association. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "2014 World Cup volunteers receive FIFA Fair Play Award". CONMEBOL.com. South American Football Confederation. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "FIFPRO PRESENTS THE 2014 FIFA FIFPRO WORLD XI". FIFPro.org. Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Women's shortlists for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 revealed" (Press release). FIFA. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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