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Benzema deserves a Ballon d’Or, L’Equipe says

Real Madrid have managed to close the season by lifting the LaLiga title, an achievement that would not have been possible without Karim Benzema, who has been the stand-out performer in Zinedine Zidane’s side this season. Along with Sergio Ramos, Benzema has been one of the leaders on the pitch that has helped guide Madrid … Continue reading Benzema deserves a Ballon d’Or, L’Equipe says

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African journalists responsible for Mane’s failure to win the Ballon d’Or – Camara

While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d'Or voting, another striker who played for Senegal and Liverpool, took a slightly more balanced view. Mane, who won the Champions League, finished behind Argentine winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Dutch team-mate Virgil van Dijk and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. … Continue reading African journalists responsible for Mane’s failure to win the Ballon d’Or – Camara

Why Ronaldo missed the 2019 Ballon d’Or gala

Cristiano Ronaldo was the most notable absentee at Monday’s Ballon d’Or awards ceremony, where his great rival Lionel Messi scooped his sixth trophy to put him one ahead of the Juventus star. Ronaldo eventually finished third behind Messi and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk in the 2019 nominations list, but according to his agent Jorge Mendes, there remains … Continue reading Why Ronaldo missed the 2019 Ballon d’Or gala

Messi relishes winning a record sixth Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has tipped Cristiano Ronaldo to become the outright Ballon d'Or record holder, after the Barcelona star secured his sixth nomination for the France Football accolade. Lionel Messi scooped a record sixth Ballon d’Or trophy in Paris on Monday night. The Barcelona striker was nominated ahead of Virgil van Dijk in second, with Cristiano Ronaldo coming in third … Continue reading Messi relishes winning a record sixth Ballon d’Or

Luis Figo: Sergio Ramos has the quality to win a Ballon d’Or

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona player Luis Figo has aired his views on Sergio Ramos’ hard luck with the Ballon d’Or. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won the coveted individual trophy a record five times each. And after leading Croatia through a successful World Cup campaign at Russia 2018, Real Madrid star Luka Modric … Continue reading Luis Figo: Sergio Ramos has the quality to win a Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo celebrated his 5th Ballon d’Or before Sevilla derby and scored a brace

With his awesome performance in Real Madrid's 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla today, Cristiano Ronaldo proved once again that he is far from quitting the global football stage, even with five Ballon d'Ors in his portfolio. The Portugal international footballer's dynamism was laid bare as he terrorized Eduardo Berizzo's side in what looked like an easy walk, … Continue reading Ronaldo celebrated his 5th Ballon d’Or before Sevilla derby and scored a brace

Ronaldo’s daughter, Alana, will celebrate the 2017 Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo's glitzy 2017 gala for the Ballon d'Or featured many surprises, including congratulatory videos from Carlo Ancelotti and Kylian Mbappe. Apart from the huge support from fans and former teammates Kaka, Raul Gonzalez and others, the most special gift came when CR7 and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez took the stage. As the couple reached … Continue reading Ronaldo’s daughter, Alana, will celebrate the 2017 Ballon d’Or

C. Ronaldo to receive his 5th Ballon d’Or in Paris today

Cristiano Ronaldo expressed hopes of winning another Champions League trophy shortly after scoring against Borussia Dortmund, and is more importantly, anxious to lay hands on his fifth Ballon d'Or trophy today. The Portugal international footballer contributed to Real Madrid's landmark double-double achieved in 2017: the La Liga and Champions League trophies. He also led the … Continue reading C. Ronaldo to receive his 5th Ballon d’Or in Paris today

2016 Fifa Ballon d’Or: All you need to know

Cristiano Ronaldo has upstaged arch-rival Lionel Messi to the title of World's Best Footballer after a wonderful year filled with victories for Real Madrid and Portugal. The award becomes Ronaldo's fourth Ballon d'Or, just one less than a record five wins held by the Barcelona star. CR7 won the 2016 European Championships as a captain … Continue reading 2016 Fifa Ballon d’Or: All you need to know

Zidane ends discussion on who deserves this year’s Ballon d’Or

Zinedine Zidane has brought an end to the long-lasting debate on who deserves to win this year's Ballon d'Or. He passed the judgement after Real Madrid thrashed their city rivals 3-0 in Sunday night's La Liga game. Cristiano Ronaldo got a hat-trick in the match against Atletico Madrid, a result and performance which Zizzou says … Continue reading Zidane ends discussion on who deserves this year’s Ballon d’Or