The three-man shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or has been announced with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo alongside Neymar.
While Messi is likely to walk away with the prize, Ronaldo's place in the final three is more on reputation that anything he's achieved, and he may even lose out to Neymar in the final vote. In truth, Luis Suarez probably deserves a place on the podium more.
Here ESPN FC looks at the three players in with a chance of being named "best in the world," as well as three...
The three-man shortlist for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award has been announced, with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joining Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar all in contention for the most prestigious individual player award in the game.
Here is a look at the trio in numbers.
26,877,170 - Estimate of how much Messi has earned in pounds since signing his latest contract extension with Barcelona in May 2014.
274,000 - Suggested weekly earning of Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
500 - Number of career...