All the nominees for the Ballon D’Or were from the La Liga. Leo Messi’s win was predictable. 92 goals to shatter Gerd Mueller’s record? The FIFA Pro XI were all from La Liga. Even the three nominated coaches had extensive links with the Liga, either current or in the past. There was no mystery.
Except possibly the Puskas Award given for the best goal to Miroslav Stoch over Radamel Falcao and Neymar’s scintillating efforts. Here are the other top ten.
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