Spanish newspaper Sport took an interesting angle following the announcement of the shortlist for the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
Rather than engage in the usual "who's going to win?" debate, they divided up the contenders into two categories - Nike athletes and Adidas athletes.
Those sponsored by the likes of Puma, such as Sergio Aguero, were put to one side for a second, and what Sport were left with was two pretty strong sides.
So we thought it would be a good idea to fill in the gaps, add a bit of structure and come up with two fully-formed starting XI's.
Take a look at the two teams by clicking through the pages and let us know which one you think is best...
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