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2007 Golden Ball nominees
October 23rd, 2007 7AM



The 50 finalists for the 2007 Golden Ball play in 10 different leagues, including for the first time Major League Soccer.

Eric Abidal
(Lyon/Barcelona), France.
Daniel Alves (Sevilla), Brazil.
David Beckham (Real Madrid/Los Angeles Galaxy), England.
Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham), Bulgaria.
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Italy.
Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Italy.
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Spain.
Petr Cech (Chelsea), Czech Republic.
Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo), Brazil.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Portugal.

Deco (Barcelona), Portugal.
Mahamadou Diarra (Real Madrid), Mali.
Diego (Werder Bremen), Brazil.
Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Ivory Coast.
Michael Essien (Chelsea), Ghana.
Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona), Cameroon.
Francesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Spain.
Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan), Italy.
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), England.
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Wales.

Thierry Henry (Arsenal/Barcelona), France.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan), Sweden.
Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan), Italy.
Kaka (AC Milan), Brazil.
Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla), Mali.
Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Germany
Younis Mahmoud (Al Gharafa), Iraq
Paolo Maldini (AC Milan), Italy.
Florent Malouda (Lyon/Chelsea), France.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Argentina.

Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic), Japan
Guillermo Ochoa (Club America), Mexico.
Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan), Italy.
Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Portugal.
Raul (Real Madrid), Spain.
Franck Ribery (Marseille/Bayern Munich), France.
Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca Juniors/Villarreal), Argentina.
Robinho (Real Madrid), Brazil.
Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Brazil.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), England.

Paul Scholes (Manchester United), England.
Clarence Seedorf (Milan AC), Netherlands.
Carlos Tevez (West Ham/Manchester United), Argentina.
Luca Toni (Fiorentina/Bayern Munich), Italy.
Kolo Toure (Arsenal), Ivory Coast.
Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid/Liverpool), Spain.
Francesco Totti (Roma), Italy.
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Netherlands.
Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Netherlands.
David Villa (Valencia), Spain

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