Looking back at the last Gala

Year after year, the biggest stars in world football gather at the simply unmissable FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich. FIFA.com follows every moment of these celebratory proceedings, making the most of the opportunity to catch up with as many of the main protagonists as possible.

The same will be true of this year’s event just as it was 12 months ago at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 Gala, where we brought you numerous exclusive interview via text and video, fantastic photos both from on stage and behind the scenes and glimpses of a side of the beautiful game’s heroes we rarely see.

Our digital reporting of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 in Zurich reached a total of 37 million football fans around the globe during the 24 hours around the Gala itself – a staggering figure that may well be surpassed once again over the next few days.

If you are having trouble recalling the events of this wonderful yet chilly evening in January 2014, worry not – you can relive them all with us now.

Nothing beats the moving image when it comes to revisiting past events. Why not start with a look behind the scenes or by watching highlights from the red carpet? And let us not forget the most memorable moments from the main event, the Gala. Simply click on each of the links above to enjoy the evening once more.

After the Gala drew to a close, we caught up with all the winners including Cristiano Ronaldo, who now knew he that he had etched his name in the history of the game. His female counterpart Nadine Kessler was full of energy after the award ceremony, declaring that the honour had given her fresh motivation. You can also reminisce thanks to the snapshots in our photo gallery, with several images sure to bring a smile to your face.

There is no doubt that the FIFA Ballon d’Or was the subject on everyone’s lips that day, both via FIFA’s digital offerings such as FIFA.com, the FIFA app, our official social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and FIFA TV on YouTube, and in the form of countless other tweets and posts about the Gala beamed around the globe.

So what’s next? We will once again be bringing you several captivating hours with the biggest names in football this year. Enjoy the show!