Showtime in Zurich

The year may have only just got under way but it has already played host to one of the highlights of the footballing calendar, in the form of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011 Gala. This spectacular event at the Kongresshaus in Zurich attracted top players and coaches from around the world, while plenty of other national and international stars also treaded the red carpet.

FIFA.com has selected some of the best images from the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011 Gala. Check out the photo gallery on the right-hand side and relive some of the magic moments from the event at your leisure.