Well, who will it be? If it's club form, it has to be Sneijder or Messi I guess.
Throw in the performance of the world cup, and Forlan, Muller, Sneijder are the stars. Messi, Ronaldo and especially Rooney sucked big time in World Cup. The three biggest names of football pre-world cup combined have zero goal!
If tradition is followed, someone from Spain got to be crown as the player of the year. Who from Spain should get this? Spain play as a team that it's hard to pick up a more performing individual. If there's the best pair of the year, then easily it has to be Xavi + Iniesta.