Odds of Winning the 2015 Ballon d'Or

FIFA Ballon dOr award - Logo - White background2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the footballer of the year will be awarded in Zurich on January 11th, 2016. This year it is between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Junior Neymar, the three finalists as voted in by national team coaches, captains and members of the media (one from each country).

Messi is the favourite to win the award having led Barcelona FC to a treble last season and his native Argentina to the final of Copa America. Messi has been brilliant in 2015.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a personal record-breaking season in 2014/15. He scored 61 goals total, 48 of which were in the Spanish La Liga. The winner of the last two Ballon d'Or awards admitted himself in a recent interview that Messi will probably win this year.

Junior Neymar beat Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski to the third spot. Neymar's game has been improving by leaps and bounds and it is just a matter of time, providing he stays healthy, until his turn arrives.

The current odds to win the 2015 Ballon d'Or are:

Lionel Messi: 1/12

Junior Neymar: 10

Cristiano Ronaldo: 11


The three coaches on the shortlist for the FIFA World Coach of the year are Barcelona FC's Luis Enrique, Bayern Munich's Josep Guardiola and the Chile national team coach Jorge Sampaoli.

The three candidates for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year are Celia Sasic from Germany, Carli Lloyd from the United States of America and Aya Miyama from Japan.