France Football's prestigious Ballon d'Or award has been combined with the FIFA World Player of the Year to create a new FIFA Ballon d'Or award for football's best player.
The Ballon d'Or and FIFA's World Player of the Year are to be brought together to form one single award, the FIFA Ballon d'Or.
Barcelona and Inter Milan both qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League but were taken to the final round of matches by their Group F rivals.
Real Madrid's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo leads a list of 30 nominees for this year's Ballon d'Or that does not include a single player from current world champions Italy.
Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win another major honour after being included on the shortlist for the FIFA World Player of the Year award, along with Kaka, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres and Xavi.
Sir Bobby Charlton is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will become the first Manchester United player to lift the Ballon d'Or more than once.
Newly-crowned Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is loving life at Manchester United and hopes to collect many more awards at Old Trafford.
Manchester United and Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating "one of the most beautiful days of my life" after being award the prestigious Ballon d'Or on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, favourite for both the Ballon D'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award, has again insisted he is happy at Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo backed himself to win the 2008 Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards after inspiring Manchester United to the Champions League and Premier League double last season.