BY THE NUMBERS: 2007 Golden Ball nominees

Italy leads all countries with eight players nominated for the 2007 Golden Ball, while AC Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid lead all clubs with six players each on the list of 50 candidates.

BREAKDOWN
By Continent
Europe 32
South America 9
Africa 6
Asia 2
CONCACAF 1

By Nationality
Italy 8
Brazil 6
Spain 6
England 4
France 4
Argentina 3
Netherlands 3
Portugal 3
Ivory Coast 2
Mali 2
Bulgaria 1
Cameroon 1
Czech Republic 1
Ghana 1
Iraq 1
Japan 1
Mexico 1
Sweden 1
Wales 1

By League
England (Premier League) 16
Spain (La Liga)
15
Italy (Serie A) 9
Germany (Bundesliga) 4
USA (MLS) 1
Brazil (Campeonato Brasileiro) 1
Qatar (Q-League) 1
Mexico (Primera Division) 1
Portugal (SuperLiga) 1
Scotland (Premier League) 1

By Club
AC Milan 6
Barcelona 6
Real Madrid 6
Manchester United 5
Chelsea 4
Arsenal 3
Bayern Munich 3
Liverpool 2
Sevilla 2
Los Angeles Galaxy 1
Al Gharafa 1
Celtic 1
Club America 1
Inter Milan 1
Juventus 1
Porto 1
Roma 1
Sao Paulo 1
Tottenham
1
Valencia 1
Villarreal
1
Werder Bremen
1

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