Wayne Rooney nominated for 2012 Ballon d'Or
Wayne Rooney nominated for 2012 Ballon d'Or Wayne Rooney is the only British player to be named on Fifa's 23-man Ballon d'Or shortlist for 2012's best player.
Rooney's Manchester United team-mate Robin van Persie joins Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli on the list, as does 2011 winner, Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
Premier League bosses Roberto Mancini, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Di Matteo are on the Coach of the Year list.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Zurich on 7 January 2013.
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