FIFA have released the 23-man nominations for the 2014 Ballon d'Or. 13 of the nominees played La Liga football in the past year, the Bundesliga 7, the Premier League takes up 5 positions, Ligue 1 has two players. whilst Serie A's descent in quality is affirmed with just 1 nomination. In terms of nationality, Germany's World Cup win appears to have been accounted for as they have 6 players - the most of any nation.
Take a look at the nominees listed below in alphabetical order: