Sao Paulo, Nov 30 (IANS) The following are the candidate shortlists by category announced here for this year's Ballon d'Or, ahead of awards slated for Jan 7 in Zurich:
Best player for men: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain)
Best player for women: Marta (Brazil), Aby Wambach, Alex Morgan (US)
Best men's coach: Vicente del Bosque (Spain), Pep Guardiola (ex-Barcelona), Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid)
Best women's coach: Bruno Bini (France), Norio Sasaki (Japan), Pia Sundhage (Sweden)
Most beautiful goal of the year: Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia), Miroslav Stoch (Fenerbahce/Slovakia), Neymar (Brazil/Santos).