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  • Andrea Pirlo

    1 0.64%
  • Xabi Alonso

    0 0%
  • Karim Benzema

    0 0%
  • Xavi Hernandez

    8 5.10%
  • Sergio Busquets

    10 6.37%
  • Iker Casillas

    2 1.27%
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    2 1.27%
  • Didier Drogba

    3 1.91%
  • Radamel Falcao

    3 1.91%
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    3 1.91%
  • Andres Iniesta

    13 8.28%
  • Leo Messi

    112 71.34%
  • Mesut Ozil

    0 0%
  • Wayne Rooney

    0 0%
  • Robin van Persie

    0 0%
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    FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 winner?

    About time someone made this thread. We can make another one when we narrow it down to the final 3. I'm only allowed to post 15 options for the poll, so I have excluded players I think have a pretty low chance of picking up votes. Let the discussion commence! Also I'm interested to see if the top 3 players voted for here are the same top 3 that end up getting nominated for the finals.



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    man reducing the list from 23 to 15 is tough! i apologize if i have left out a player that someone wanted to vote for. let the voting begin!
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    i put my name in the hat for casillas. he captained both spain and madrid to titles, and is the best keeper in the world and has been one of the best for quite some time. i love leo, but i can't in good faith vote for him for this year's title. what spain achieved is just historic and he played a big role in that. plus he's an awesome player and a great human being. i know keepers rarely win awards like this, but i think "san iker" would be a worthy winner in 2012.
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    This is my top 10 of 2012:

    1. Messi
    2. Ronaldo
    3. Iniesta
    4. Pirlo
    5. van Persie
    6. Xavi
    7. Casillas
    8. Zlatan
    9. Falcao
    10. Toure

    Obviously leo should be #1, best individual in the history of the sport.... best ever individual effort in 130+ years... , beside that its just the beatifull skill and saving barca game after game last year, it would be a disgrace if he didnt won.

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    Is there really any question.. Sergi Bossquets.... end of discussion
    "I pass and I move, I help you, I look for you, I stop, I raise my head, I look and, above all, I open up the pitch...The one who has the ball, is the master of the game...That's the school of Joan Vilà, of Albert Benaiges, of Johan Cruijff, of Pep Guardiola" - Xavi Hernandez

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    Leo... For the outstanding year he has had! Individually he's been miles ahead of every one else!!

    Also it would be incredible for him to win 4 in a row

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    Falcao.

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    4 Peat for the Goat

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    Quote Originally Posted by diegomessi View Post
    Is there really any question.. Sergi Bossquets.... end of discussion
    +1

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    Trying to keep it unbiased:

    1. Messi
    2. Cristiano Ronaldo
    3. Pirlo
    4. Andres Iniesta
    5. Falcao
    6. Xavi
    7. Sergio Ramos
    8. Van Persie
    9. Yaya Toure (where is he on the poll?)
    10. Iker Casillas
    11. Sergio Busquets
    12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    13. Wayne Rooney
    14. Didier Drogba
    15. Mesut Özil (Di Maria was better, but he was injured for several months..)


    There should probably be some players from the bundesliga too, such as Ribery and some of the Dortmund players and possibly Gomez, but since I don't know if they're on the list of 23 I haven't included them

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    ofcourse Leo is the one who deserves it the most, but Fifa just should make up a prize other than the Ballon d'or for players other than Leo. In that case Sergio Busquets comes on top of that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adil_909 View Post
    i put my name in the hat for casillas. he captained both spain and madrid to titles, and is the best keeper in the world and has been one of the best for quite some time. i love leo, but i can't in good faith vote for him for this year's title. what spain achieved is just historic and he played a big role in that. plus he's an awesome player and a great human being. i know keepers rarely win awards like this, but i think "san iker" would be a worthy winner in 2012.
    Shouldn't Buffon be more worthy of the award though? He had a superb season with Juve and arguably performed better at the Euros too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deco 20 View Post
    Trying to keep it unbiased:

    1. Messi
    2. Cristiano Ronaldo
    3. Pirlo
    4. Andres Iniesta
    5. Falcao
    6. Xavi
    7. Sergio Ramos
    8. Van Persie
    9. Yaya Toure (where is he on the poll?)
    10. Iker Casillas
    11. Sergio Busquets
    12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    13. Wayne Rooney
    14. Didier Drogba
    15. Mesut Özil (Di Maria was better, but he was injured for several months..)


    There should probably be some players from the bundesliga too, such as Ribery and some of the Dortmund players and possibly Gomez, but since I don't know if they're on the list of 23 I haven't included them
    your list is kinda good, but tbh Drogba deserves to be in top 5. and how come people are putting lists without David Silva and Aguero??!! Rooney was nowhere near Aguero last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abual3bed1 View Post
    your list is kinda good, but tbh Drogba deserves to be in top 5. and how come people are putting lists without David Silva and Aguero??!! Rooney was nowhere near Aguero last season.
    I considered putting Drogba in the top 10 as he did win the CL, but he didn't do anything in the league last season (only 5 goals) and the way I see it there were better players than him in the Champions League too.

    Another player I have doubts about is Falcao, because he might have been good last season, and he did brilliantly in the Europa League, but he didn't perform as well as he has so far this season. He should probably be further down the list when I think about it...

    Edit: And I'm not sure whether or not Silva and Agüero are on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deco 20 View Post
    I considered putting Drogba in the top 10 as he did win the CL, but he didn't do anything in the league last season (only 5 goals) and the way I see it there were better players than him in the Champions League too.

    Another player I have doubts about is Falcao, because he might have been good last season, and he did brilliantly in the Europa League, but he didn't perform as well as he has so far this season. He should probably be further down the list when I think about it...

    Edit: And I'm not sure whether or not Silva and Agüero are on the list
    yeah Drogba wasn't that good in EPL last season, but he won CL almost by himself, just like Kaka did in 06/07 with Milan and he was awarded both Ballon d'or and fifa player of the year 2007.