Yesterday, a FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 shortlist of 23 names was whittled down to just three. And it said much for the standards set over the past year by Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo that no-one was particularly surprised by the trio that emerged.

Now comes the difficult part: separating them. The job of deciding who takes the coveted trophy will fall to journalists and the coaches and captains of the various national teams around the world, but in the meantime we want you to have your say. So, who do you think should win the FIFA Ballon d’Or: Iniesta, Messi or Ronaldo?

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