The list of candidates for the Golden Ball of 2015 was published by FIFA. Solemn ceremony of the Golden Ball rewarding will be held on January 11, 2016 in Zurich (Switzerland). The prize goes to the best footballer of the year by the International Football Federation. Last year, the Golden Ball was got by Cristiano Ronaldo, striker of Real and the national team of Portugal.
The list of applicants turned out 59 players from 25 countries. The special FIFA committee will select 23 candidates of these 59. The final stage will be short list of three persons. The best will be selected by journalists, coaches, and players.
Full list of candidates can be found here.