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Wayne Rooney up for Ballon D'Or award

Wayne Rooney was shortlisted alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named on the shortlist for the 2012 Ballon D'Or - the award for the world's best football player.

He is the only Englishman to feature on FIFA's 23-man list for the second year running.

See the full list of nominations at ITV Football.