Zlatan European Footballer of the Year?

Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the ten finalists in the running to win the game's most prestigious prize, the Ballon d'Or, or Golden Ball.

The Barcelona striker's competitors include Samual Eto'o, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi and Wayne Rooney.

Favourite to win the prize as European Player of the Year is Argentinian Lionel Messi, according to news agency AFP. The winner will be announced next week in the France Football magazine.