Another prestige battle for Real Madrid vs Barcelona. Their top players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Xavi Hernandez are officially become the 3 finalist for the Balon d’Or 2011.
And of course, their coach Mourinho and Pep Guardiola also joined the candidates for Coach of the Year along with Ferguson. The award will be announced on January 9th at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, presented by Ruud Gullit.
As foor women footballer, the 3 finalist are Brazil’s best player Marta, Homare Sawa from Japan, and Abby Wambach from USA. While the best coach of the year candidates are Bruno Bini (France), Norio Sasaki (Japan) and Pia Sundhage (Sweden).
3 other awards that will also be presented on the ceremony are : the FIFA / FIFPro World XI, the Presidential Award and the FIFA Fair Play award from FIFA.