As the launch of FIFA Match Predictor (previously called FIFA World Leagues Predictor) rapidly approaches we continue our look back at previous seasons of the popular prediction-based game. Today, we focus on Season 3 which was won convincingly by dannyvilla from El Salvador.

With a trip for two to the FIFA Ballon d’Or up for grabs, Season 3 of FIFA World Leagues Predictor was a hotly contested one. Eventual winner dannyvilla, however, dominated the season. The Salvadoran spent 24 of the 35 rounds in pole position, eventually securing the Predictor crown. We touched base with the Season 3 champion as he eagerly awaits the launch of Season 5 of FIFA Match Predictor (previously known as FIFA World Leagues Predictor) on 22 August.

FIFA.com: You were unstoppable in Season 3. What was your strategy?
dannyvilla: I entrusted my predictions to God. After that, I had football for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I try to learn everything about this sport. I enjoy it, suffer it and dream about it. Football is the passion of my life!

If you were to describe Season 3 in a single sentence. How would you describe it?
A dream come true… not even in my sweetest dreams has there been something as special.

I had football for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I try to learn everything about this sport. I enjoy it, suffer it and dream about it. Football is the passion of my life! 

Season 3 champion 'dannyvilla'

Tell us about your FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala experience?
Being side by side with the football elite was incomparable. It was amazing… travelling to Switzerland, such a beautiful country, and experiencing the Gala in the company of the best players and coaches in the world. Players like Iker Casillas, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Lucio, Maicon, Xavi, Iniesta, Wesley Sneijder, David Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi (one of the best in history). Then there were the coaches like Vicente Del Bosque, Pep and Mourinho and the former-players like Lothar Matthaus and Fernando Hierro. It was a Swiss dream night!

Are you excited for Season 5?
I am very excited, as much as the very first day I played Predictor. I am excited about playing and enjoying this excellent game and fighting for the big prize!

Are you ready for Season 5? Do you have what it takes to beat the best? Join us on 22 August and register for Season 5 of FIFA Match predictor (previously known as FIFA World Leagues Predictor).