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FIFA Ballon d'Or - LIVE!
Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo are battling it out for the 2013 Ballon d'Or in Zurich - and you can follow the ceremony LIVE on Goal. Be sure to get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook.

2:27 PM EST

1/13/14

We'll close with this image of Ronaldo hoisting the trophy. Thanks for following along with Goal's live coverage of the ceremony. Keep clicking back as we'll have more awards coverage throughout the day and continuing coverage of all the biggest stories in what's shaping up to be an exciting 2014 for soccer.Read More

2:21 PM EST

1/13/14

Ronaldo wiping his eyes as Pele stands applauding. A day that seemed to mean a lot for both men.Read More

2:11 PM EST

1/13/14

Here's an image of Ronaldo wiping his eye, moved to tears after winning the Ballon d'Or.

2:04 PM EST

1/13/14

Ronaldo is clearly honored, struggling through his speech as tears fill his eyes. (Shown in an earlier photo with Zidane)

2:02 PM EST

1/13/14

Pele announces Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or.

2:00 PM EST

1/13/14

The men's award will be given out shortly. 

1:57 PM EST

1/13/14

Nadine Angerer wins the Women's World Player of the Year.

1:56 PM EST

1/13/14

Blatter and Mia Hamm are on stage now to reveal the winner.

1:54 PM EST

1/13/14

There's a video montage of the women's nominees. Mia Hamm is on the video analyzing each player and interviewing them.

1:53 PM EST

1/13/14

The legend says he was jealous he had never a Ballon d'Or and now feels his trophy chest is complete.

1:51 PM EST

1/13/14

Pele says he promised his family he wouldn't cry but is emotional about getting this award.

1:50 PM EST

1/13/14

Pele, of course, never won a Ballon d'Or because it was awarded only to European players at European clubs. It later became available to any player at a European club and now any player is eligible.

1:47 PM EST

1/13/14

Pele gets the Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur as highlights of some of his greatest moments play.

1:44 PM EST

1/13/14

Ribery's video montage has played, and Blatter is back out.

1:40 PM EST

1/13/14

Ibra gives his speech in English but keeps it brief, thanking fans for voting and wishing luck to the three Ballon d'Or finalists.

1:38 PM EST

1/13/14

Ibra's stunning goal against England wins the Puskas Award for Best Goal. It seemed like the obvious choice.

1:34 PM EST

1/13/14

Jupp Heynckes poses with his Coach of the Year award.Read More

1:34 PM EST

1/13/14

The FIFA Fair Play award goes to the Afghanistan Football Federation for a year that saw a second Afghan Premier League seson, an international played in the country for the first time in more than a decade and a South Asian Football Federation Cup victory.

1:31 PM EST

1/13/14

Tokyo Sexwale is out to give a Fair Play award and opens with a joke that he's Sepp Blatter disguised as Ronaldo. Blatter seems to enjoy the joke.

1:25 PM EST

1/13/14

Pele, Amarildo and Cafu, Brazilian World Cup legends, are now on stage speaking about their experiences.