Follow the Gala LIVE

Experience the glitz and glamour up close as the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala caps another fantastic footballing year at Zurich’s Kongresshaus on Monday 11 January. You can follow the entire day’s events live via, FIFA’s official social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the FIFA app and FIFA TV on YouTube. Join us for several captivating hours with the biggest names in world football!

Exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses, numerous video streams and fascinating photos will be broadcast straight to you via the Internet during the course of the day, together with an array of information, tweets, interviews and live commentaries. We will be on hand with our live blog from 11.00 CET to bring you closer to every aspect of this glittering event until late into the evening, with minute-by-minute updates as the day unfolds.

Our social media channels will also be worth following throughout the day. Countless surprises, exclusive photos and videos, interactions and opportunities to put your questions to the stars during selected interviews all await you on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Get your posts noticed using the hashtag #BallondOr!

One highlight after another Hear what the nominated players and coaches have to say as we live stream the pre-Gala press conferences. Though the men's coaches' conference has now been cancelled, you can watch and hear from Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo, plus all the contenders for the women's football awards, all of whom are due to speak between 14.10 and 16.00 CET.

From17.00 CET the excitement will mount even further. Our video stream will make you feel as if you are standing directly beside the red carpet as the some of the biggest names and most celebrated personalities from the worlds of football and showbiz arrive in their glamorous outfits to greet fans, give interviews and make their way into Zurich’s Kongresshaus. Few will want to miss, for example, the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

The highlight of this remarkable day will soon arrive when the eagerly awaited Gala finally gets underway at 18.30 CET. With our live streams on FIFA.comand FIFA TV on YouTube, available everywhere with the exception of Japan, you won’t have to miss a second of proceedings on this glittering stage as the cream of world football receive their awards. If you are unable to watch the event live on your computer screen, you can still stay on the ball with our FIFA app.

The Gala will be particularly exciting for all those who took part in our FIFA FIFPro World XI Predictor, which ends today, Friday, at 16.00 CET. Discover whether you have a chance of winning as the year’s top team are announced at the event.

As if that was not enough, the day will continue long after the awards have been presented. As the curtain falls on the Gala, we will bring you reactions from the winners with flash interviews broadcast via video stream.

Don’t forget to stop by and FIFA’s official social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in the days following the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 Gala. There you will find yet more interesting stories and extensive background interviews with the footballing world’s biggest stars, together with videos, photo galleries, statistics and reactions.