Xavi celebrates a goal / PHOTO: ARXIU FCB

Just like in 2011, Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernández are among the 10 candidates nominated for this year’s Golden Foot Award. The award distinguishes the best active footballer over the age of 29 years old.

Giggs votes for Xavi
One of the first to cast his vote was last year’s Golden Foot Award winner, the Welshman Ryan Giggs. The Manchester United legend voted for Xavi Hernández, who is in the running for the award with Iker Casilllas (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Raúl González (Al Sadd), Clarence Seedorf, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Didier Drogba (Chelsea) and his team-mate Carles Puyol. The nominees were selected by 52 sports journalists from around the world.

How does the vote work?

This year the vote is open to the public. To vote, simply click here. The polls will close on October 12th at 12:00. The award will be given out two days later, on the 14th, in Montecarlo. The winner of the award will leave his prints in concrete on the ‘Champions Promenade,’ located on football’s famous ‘Walk of Fame.’

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