Creative Soccer Culture

Backstage at the Ballon d'Or

Football's greatest from around the globe descended on the Ballon d'Or awards last night with enough red carpet for a royal regatta, it's only right we take a glimpse behind the scenes.

FIFA have released these videos that offer a slight glimpse on the other side of the curtain. While wires line the corridors and a crew of production staff beam the grand event to the world, the players themselves wait with anticipation to see who would bring home the bacon in the respective categories.

Among the accolades, Paul Pogba naturally scooped an unofficial best dressed - an utter dude of maverick proportions, he sets the rules. Meanwhile, the official winners are listed as follows. Ballon d'Or - World Player of the Year: Lionel Messi. Women's World Player of the Year: Carli Lloyd. World Coach of the Year - Men: Luis Enrique. World Coach of the Year - Women: Jill Ellis. Puskas award - Goal of the Year: Wendell Lira. Fair Play Award: Every football club supporting refugees.

The FIFA/FIFPRO World XI was made up of: Neuer, Silva, Ramos, Alves, Marcelo, Pogba, Iniesta, Modric, Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi. THAT is one hell of a team. Whip round to get them together?


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