A 23-man shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or will be compiled by the FIFA Football Committee and a group of experts from France Football. It will be announced on 28 October.
This list will be reduced to three players, being announced at a later stage. From the final shortlists, journalists, national coaches and captains will vote for the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
The winners of all of the awards will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015.