2014 best soccer players

Nadine Kessler won the FIFA Women’s World Player 2014 Award (the best female soccer player). Kessler is a 26-year old German who plays for the VfL Wolfsburg football club and for the German national team.


Cristiano Ronaldo, a 29-year old from Portugal, won the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 Award (the best male soccer player). He won the Ballon d’Or award in 2008 and 2013 as well. Ronaldo plays for the Real Madrid football club and for the Portugal national team.

Ronaldo is nicknamed CR7. He used to play for United Kingdom’s football club called Manchester United. He wore the number 7 shirt there, and does so now as well while playing for Real Madrid. His parents named him after Ronald Reagan, the American actor and former president.

James Rodriguez, a 23-year old from Colombia, won the 2014 FIFA Puskás Award. The award is given to the person who scored the best goal of the year. Rodriguez won the award for his goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Colombia against Uruguay match. He plays for the Real Madrid football club and for the Colombian national team. You can watch his famous goal here.

Image Credits: http://www.fifa.com/ for the award images
Sources: http://www.manutd.com/,http://www.realmadrid.com/, http://www.fifa.com/