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Ballon d'Or 2013 Live Coverage

UNTIL NEXT YEAR...
It's been a fantastic evening at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, filled with emotion and some samba spirit as we prepare for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in the summer. Thanks for joining us on the LIVE blog, remember to stick with FIFA.com for all the reaction to tonight's ceremony and the latest news as we count down to Brazil.

You can follow us @FIFAcom and like the official FIFA Ballon d'Or Facebook page to join in the global conversation, as well as liking the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Facebook page for the very latest news in the build-up to Brazil-Croatia in Sao Paulo on 12 June.

We'll leave you with an image of the two leading players in the world of football. Goodnight!

FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo poses with FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner Nadine Angerer

CRISTIANO RONALDO REACTION
"Finding out I’d won made me extremely happy, I felt very proud. You need to work really hard to win a trophy of this magnitude."

FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid looks on

JUPP HEYNCKES REACTION
"I had almost 50 years as a player and coach, and experienced many highs, lows, successes and failures. This is the crowning glory to round it all off and I’m extremely happy."

FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's Football winner and former manager of Bayern Munich Jupp Heynckes

NADINE ANGERER REACTION
"I still can’t believe it, but I’m totally calm and can’t really take it in. I think I’ll have to sleep on it for a couple of nights until it finally all hits me."

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year winner Nadine Angerer

SILVIA NEID REACTION
"It’s an incredible honour, and I really never thought it could happen. But nobody can ever succeed alone. So many people have contributed to this award, so it belongs to them, too."

 FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football winner and manager of the Germany women's team Silvia Neid poses with her award

CRISTIANO RONALDO REACTION
"Being the winner made my happy, I felt very proud. To win such an award requires a lot of work. I hope to come back next year to win the third Ballon d'Or of my career"

 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid poses with his award

PELE HONOURED
One of the most moving moments of the evening saw the great Pele pick up the FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d’Honneur.

Brazilian football legend Pele celebrates as he receives an honorary Ballon d'Or award

FIFA BALLON D'OR
184 national team coaches, 184 national team captains and 173 media representatives voted.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 1,365 points

Lionel Messi: 1,205 points

Franck Ribery: 1,127 points.

FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
147 national team coaches, 146 national team captains and 88 media representatives voted.

Nadine Angerer: 612 points

Abby Wambach: 539 points

Marta: 493 points

PHOTO GALLERY: BEHIND THE SCENES

Behind the scenes at the FIFA Ballon d'Or

STAT ATTACK
Here's the voting breakdown for the FIFA Puskás Award 2013:

48.7% Zlatan Ibrahimovic

30.8% Nemanja Matic

20.5% Neymar

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