It is a question that will keep writers, fans and indeed fellow players busy right up until 11 January 2016, when the winner is revealed at the annual Ballon d'Or Gala at the Zurich Kongresshaus. There is more to look forward to than just the men’s award, however. The battle to be the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year will also be a keenly contested affair, as will the prize for the FIFA Coach of the Year in both the men's and women's game.
Upon the list’s publication, the nominees understandably began looking ahead in anticipation of the big day, and many of the players, their clubs and affiliated associations shared that excitement on Twitter. Accordingly, FIFA.com has put together a list of the best tweets on all things related to this year’s #BallondOr.
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Bayern Munich celebrate having six names from their men's team on the shortlists
French star Amandine Henry was clearly pleased to see her name on the list of the best players in the women's game
Bayern Munich's Behringer passes on her congratulations to coach Thomas Worle on his nomination.