All 23 nominees for 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or
Gareth Bale - Tottenham/Real Madrid - Wales
Gareth Bale became one of the most sought-after players in the first half of 2013 as he put in a string of impressive performances for Tottenham to help them to fifth spot in the Premier League table.
The 24-year-old won both the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year awards following his fine form for Spurs and eventually earned himself a big-money move to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.
The Wales international scored on his official debut for Madrid in the 2-2 league draw against Villarreal, but has since been unable to live up to his world-record €100 million price-tag.