FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Player of the Year Award Betting Odds

FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Award Logo - Black BackgroundThe 23 players shortlisted for the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or award have been announced earlier today.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to win the award again this year according to the odds.

Luis Suarez, who should be on the list based on his performances on the pitch, is not due to that infamous World Cup bite.

There are six German and zero Italian players on the list.

Here are the betting odds for winning the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or:

Cristiano Ronaldo, (PRT), Real Madrid - 1/7
Lionel Messi, (ARG), Barcelona - 8/1
Thomas Muller, (DEU), Bayern Munich - 20/1
Philipp Lahm, (DEU), Bayern Munich - 22/1
Manuel Neuer, (DEU), Bayern Munich - 25/1
Neymar, (BRA), Barcelona - 33/1
James Rodriguez, (COL), Real Madrid - 33/1
Arjen Robben, (NLD), Bayern Munich - 40/1
Gareth Bale, (WAL), Real Madrid - 40/1
Diego Costa, (ESP), Chelsea - 50/1
Angel Di Maria, (ARG), Manchester United - 50/1
Mario Gotze, (DEU), Bayern Munich - 66/1
Bastian Schweinsteiger, (DEU), Bayern Munich - 80/1
Karim Benzema, (FRA), Real Madrid - 100/1
Thibaut Courtois, (BEL), Chelsea - 100/1
Eden Hazard, (BEL), Chelsea - 100/1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, (SWE), PSG - 100/1
Andres Iniesta, (SPA), Barcelona - 100/1
Toni Kroos, (DEU), Real Madrid - 100/1
Javier Mascherano, (ARG), Barcelona - 100/1
Paul Pogba, (FRA), Juventus - 100/1
Sergio Ramos, (SPA), Real Madrid - 100/1
Yaya Toure, (CIV), Manchester City - 100/1


The list will be trimmed to three players on December 1st, 2014 and the winner will be announced on January 12th, 2015 at a ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.