At the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 Gala, the world’s best football players, coaches and various celebrities and dignitaries will gather to honour the players and coaches who shone brightest in 2012. As we rapidly approach the big night in world football, taking place in Zurich, Switzerland on 7 January 2013, we would like to know the following:

Which football player would you most like to meet at the FIFA Ballon d’Or?

Would you most like to meet Lionel Messi, the Argentinian genius who continues to grow from strength to strength, or would you prefer to first meet Spanish mastermind Andres Iniesta famous for once saying: “I don’t play the game to be number one; I play the game to be happy.” Is Neymar, with his acceleration, speed and dribbling, at the top of your list of footballer stars to shake hands with? Or perhaps Radamel Falcao is your hero? The Colombian’s impressive goal by minute ratio beats even the likes of Messi!

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