The three finalists for this year’s Fifa Ballon d’Or are Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo. Fifa announced their shortlist today for the final gala in Zurich where the winner will be announced on January 7.
Messi is in line for a record-breaking fourth straight win. Ronaldo will be hoping Real Madrid’s triumph in La Liga last season will tip the vote in his favour. However, Messi’s total of 82 goals this year is such an achievement in itself that only a fool or a Madridista could expect to see anything other than another frustrated sulk from Thong Boy on the big night.