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2012 Ballon D'Or: Statistically Analysing Messi, Ronaldo and Iniesta This Season

If shortlisting the nominees for the Ballon d'Or was supposed to make picking a winner easier...think again.

Choosing between the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was hard enough, but now, it is down to the final three: Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

They say statistics never lie, and although they aren't the be-all and end-all of determining the prestigious winner of the Ballon d'Or, I think we can learn a lot from taking an in-depth look at the performances of each of the three La Liga nominees.

All statistics used in this article are derived from the website whoscored.com, and will compare each of the three on identical aspects of their game.

Whilst I cannot guarantee a definitive answer to who will prevail come the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on 7 January 2013, I can guarantee you will be blown away by some of the numbers produced by each of the final three.

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