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Wayne Rooney on Ballon d’Or Final Nominees List

Rooney, Nani, Ferguson, Messi, Aguero, Casillas, Ronaldo, Eto'o, Fabregas, Suarez, Villa and Xavi On Ballon d’Or Final Nominees List

Manchester United superstar striker Wayne Rooney is England’s only representative in the final nominees list for this year’s Ballon d’Or.

The only other United player listed for the award is Nani (Portugal), who won Manchester United’s players’ player of the year prize.

Man Utd’s manager for 25 years, Sir Alex Ferguson, also made the final cut.

Liverpool‘s Luis Suarez is on the final list as well as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

European champions Barcelona lead the way with eight nominees, including Lionel Messi, winner for the last two years, with close rivals Real Madrid boasting five.

Player nominees

Eric Abidal (France), Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Karim Benzema (France), Iker Casillas (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Dani Alves (Brazil), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Diego Forlan (Uruguay), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Muller (Germany), Nani (Portugal), Neymar (Brazil), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Gerard Pique (Spain), Wayne Rooney (England), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), David Villa (Spain), Xabi Alonso (Spain), Xavi (Spain).

Coach nominees

Vicente Del Bosque (Spain/Spain national team), Sir Alex Ferguson (Scotland/Manchester United FC), Rudi Garcia (France/Lille OSC), Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Barcelona), Jurgen Klopp (Germany/Borussia Dortmund), Joachim Low (Germany/Germany national team), Jose Mourinho (Portugal/Real Madrid), Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay/Uruguay national team), Andre Villas-Boas (Portugal/FC Porto, Chelsea, Arsene Wenger (France/Arsenal).

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