It seems that this year the battle for world´s best footballer is in Barcelona´s courtyard. Three of the talented football players that have been nominated for
he 2010 FIFA Ballon d´Or are all playing for Barcelona and this is going to be a fun competition to witness. All three players, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi have played key roles in the club´s success last year and it is going to be a tough choice to pick the best.
Las year´s FIFA winner was Lionel Messi but this year the competition is tougher as spanish competitors Xavi and Iniesta both played and helped their national team in the success reported by Spain at World Cup in South Africa this July. Xavi even was the one who scored in the final against Netherlands, his goal being the only one of the match. The World Cup as well as a good season with Barcelona led to their nomination for the Ballon d´Or.
However the title is not in the bag for neither of the two. Las year’s winner Lionel Messi doesn´t seem to give up without a fight. After scoring 35 goals in 34 matches during season 2009-2010 when Barcelona won the Spanish title, he started this season in the same manner scoring15 goals in 12 matches. His cloud of shadow was the represent by the categorical defeat that Argentina suffered in the final against Germany at the World Cup in South Africa, a smashing 4 to 0.
Josep Guardiola was also nominated for coach of the year award so all in all it was a really good year for Barcelona.