Things about to get Messi for Ronaldo - Rooney 80/1!
Lionel Messi is the 4/6 favourite with William Hill to make it a hat trick of FIFA Ballon d'Or titles as he heads the 23 man shortlist.
Cristiano Ronaldo will feel he should be in with a chance of victory and is 7/2 co second favourite with Andres Iniesta. Radamel Falcao is 16/1 with Brazilian wonder boy Neymar 40/1, the same price as Spain and Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas. Wayne Rooney is the only England player in the list and is 80/1 to deliver.
William Hill believe that Messi and Ronaldo will dominate for years, offering 11/10 that one or the other win the title for the next three years.
"Messi is the clear favourite to win his third FIFA Ballon d'Or in a row but Ronaldo will not be in a happy place if Lionel wins again," said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.
The FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist has also been announced with Spain coach Vicente del Bosque the 1/4 favourite, Roberto Di Matteo is a 25/1 shot.
FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 Winner: 4/6 Lionel Messi, 7/2 Andres Iniesta, 7/2 Cristiano Ronaldo, 16/1 Radamel Falcao, 40/1 Neymar, 40/1 Iker Casillas, 40/1 Andrea Pirlo, 40/1 Xavi Hernandez, 66/1 Yaya Toure, 66/1 Mesut Ozil, 66/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 66/1 Gianluigi Buffon, 66/1 Robin Van Persie, 80/1 Sergio Aguero, 80/1 Sergio Busquets, 80/1 Wayne Rooney, 100/1 Karim Benzema, 100/1 Didier Drogba, 100/1 Manuel Neuer, 100/1 Sergio Ramos, 100/1 Xabi Alonso, 100/1 Mario Balotelli, 125/1 Gerard Pique
Messi or Ronaldo to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012: 2/9 Yes, 3/1 No
When will Messi or Ronaldo not win the FIFA Ballon d'Or? 3/1 2012, 4/1 2013, 4/1 2014, 11/10 One of Messi and Ronaldo to win in 2012,2013 and 2014
FIFA Coach of the Year 2012: 1/4 Vicente del Bosque, 6/1 Jose Mourinho, 12/1 Jurgen Klopp, 12/1 Cesare Prandelli, 16/1 Jupp Heynckes, 16/1 Joachim Low, 16/1 Roberto Mancini, 20/1 Pep Guardiola, 25/1 Roberto Di Matteo, 33/1 Sir Alex Ferguson