Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are the three nominated for this year's award, with many expecting the little Argentinian to win for the fifth time.
The Barcelona forward, alongside Neymar and Luis Suarez, formed the brilliant attacking triumvirate that propelled his side to the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.
Ronaldo, winner of the award in each of the last two years, has only an outside chance of picking up the fourth Ballon d’Or of his career, while this is the first time that Neymar has been nominated.
Other awards, including the Men’s World Coach, Fifa Fifpro World XI and the Puskas Award for the best goal will also be handed out.
England women’s coach Mark Sampson is nominated for the Women’s World Coach award.
The ceremony is due to start at 5.30pm GMT.
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Previous Fifa Ballon d'Or award winners:
2000 - Luis Figo
2001 - Michael Owen
2002 - Ronaldo
2003 - Pavel Nedved
2004 - Andriy Shevchenko
2005 - Ronaldinho
2006 - Fabio Cannavaro
2007 - Kaka
2008 - Cristiano Ronaldo
2009 - Lionel Messi
2010 - Lionel Messi
2011 - Lionel Messi
2012 - Lionel Messi
2013 - Cristiano Ronaldo
2014 - Cristiano RonaldoReuse content