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07 Dec 2016 : REVEALED: The best-paid player in the world - and it's not Messi or Ronaldo -
The best-paid player in the world reportedly earns more than GBP 100,000-a-week more than Cristiano Ronaldo and nearly twice that of the multiple Ballon d'Or winner - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

07 Dec 2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo Respect Wanted by Real Madrid After Spanish Tax Allegations -
Real Madrid have backed Cristiano Ronaldo and demanded he be granted "the utmost respect" in the wake of recent allegations of tax evasion. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Ballon d'Or, Spain

07 Dec 2016 : Picking a Best Manchester United XI Using Only One Player of Each Nationality -
Manchester United have enjoyed the services of some fine players from around the world. - more ...
Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, FIFA, David de Gea

6 Dec 2016 : When are Ballon d'Or and FIFA awards? -
When are Ballon d'Or and FIFA awards? - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, FIFA

03 Dec 2016 : Roberto Carlos: Ronaldo STILL the best in the world -
The Brazilian says there is absolutely no doubting the Los Blancos star's standing in the game and claims it only for for him to be handed the Ballon d'Or - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

01 Dec 2016 : Neymar, James and the Clasico Rivalry That Never Materialised -
It should have been the beginning, but in 55 minutes, it had become the end. - more ...
Topics: Neymar, Clasico, Andres Iniesta, Isco

27 Nov 2016 : Griezmann: Winning Ballon d'Or complicated with Messi and Ronaldo around -
The Frenchman feels it is nearly impossible to end the two multiple times winner's joint-grip on the Ballon d'Or trophy, as he aims to end an eight year run - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

23 Nov 2016 : Jose Mourinho 'hopes' Lionel Messi stays at Barcelona -
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho pours cold water on suggestions that his club could sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona. - more ...
Topics: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Ballon d'Or, Champions League

22 Nov 2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo's best yet to come - Figo -
The former Real Madrid attacker feels his fellow Portuguese is still improving and has backed his compatriot to win the Ballon d'Or. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Ballon d'Or

22 Nov 2016 : 'Bieber better than Ronaldo!' - fans go crazy for pop star's Barcelona appearance -
Legions of Beliebers and football fans shared their reactions online as the singer stopped by to train with the Catalan club, even tipping him for the Ballon d'Or! - more ...
Topics: FC Barcelona, Ballon d'Or

21 Nov 2016 : Atletico Madrid's Koke brands Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo a faggot -
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke reportedly brands Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo a faggot as the two clash during Saturday's derby. - more ...
Topics: Atletico Madrid, Koke, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo

20 Nov 2016 : Ronaldo: I've done everything to win Ballon d'Or, I want it -
After winning the Champions League and Euro 2016 in what he says was his best season, the Real Madrid star has the prestigious award in his sights - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Champions League, Real Madrid

20 Nov 2016 : Ronaldo has closed Ballon d'Or debate with Atletico hat-trick - Zidane -
The Real Madrid coach feels his star man's match-winning performance at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday has cemented his position as the best player in the world - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid

19 Nov 2016 : Bale has the X-factor and deserves to win the Ballon d'Or - Southall -
The ex-Wales goalkeeper sees the Real Madrid superstar being recognised as the world's best in the future, once he has mirrored Messi and Ronaldo's consistency - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid

19 Nov 2016 : VIDEO: Portugal captain Ronaldo in emotional speech after Euro 2016 triumph -
The Portuguese Football Federation have made public behind-the-scenes footage of the Ballon d'Or winner rallying his side following their famous win - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

14 Nov 2016 : Report: Lionel Messi to let Barcelona contract run out -
Barcelona star Lionel Messi could let his Camp Nou contract run out and make a decision on his future only once his deal expires, according to reports. - more ...
Topics: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Camp Nou, Ballon d'Or

12 Nov 2016 : Hotline near thing! Griezmann would have won Ballon d'Or Goal 50 if.. -
The Atletico Madrid and France ace enjoyed a fine year but came up just short when it mattered and that cost him top spot in our list of the game's top talents - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Atletico Madrid

11 Nov 2016 : Ronaldo is the best player in history - Jorge Mendes -
The Portuguese agent insists his client is a worthy winner of the Goal 50 and expects him to add the Ballon d'Or as well - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

11 Nov 2016 : Real Madrid Transfer News: Paulo Dybala Eyed as Neymar 'Response,' Fresh Rumours -
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will reportedly attempt to sign Juventus talisman Paulo Dybala after serving their transfer ban in 2017 as a "response" to Barcelona's acquisition of Neymar. - more ...
Topics: Real Madrid, Neymar, Florentino Perez, FC Barcelona

09 Nov 2016 : Brazil more than a little afraid of Messi - Pratto -
The Ballon d'Or holder is back in the squad as Argentina prepare to face their rivals in World Cup qualifying, and it is the Selecao who should be worried, the forward says - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, World Cup

09 Nov 2016 : Messi an extraterrestrial - Umtiti -
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has described team-mate Lionel Messi as 'an extraterrestrial' and believes he stands a great chance of winning the Ballon d'Or. - more ...
Topics: FC Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti, Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or

09 Nov 2016 : Ronaldo: Cristiano deserves Ballon d'Or over Messi -
After achieving European success with club and country, the Real Madrid star should win the prize for the fourth time in his career, the former striker says - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid

07 Nov 2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I am not obsessed by Ballon d'Or' -
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo insists that trophies with the team are more important to him than picking up individual awards such as the Ballon d'Or. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid, Champions League

07 Nov 2016 : Florentino Perez: 'We want Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid for many years' -
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez expresses his desire to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at the club for many years to come after he agreed a new five-year contract. - more ...
Topics: Florentino Perez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Ballon d'Or

07 Nov 2016 : Lionel Messi Should Have Won Every Ballon d'Or Since 2009, Says Gerard Pique -
Barcelona star Gerard Pique believes team-mate Lionel Messi has deserved to win the Ballon d'Or every year since 2009. - more ...
Topics: Lionel Messi, Ballon d'Or, Gerard Pique, FC Barcelona

07 Nov 2016 : Messi should've won Ballon d'Or every year since 2009 - Pique -
The Argentine led the way again for his side on Sunday against Sevilla, drawing praise from his injured team-mate - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Sevilla

07 Nov 2016 : Eden Hazard Comments on Ballon d'Or, Increased Chelsea 'Freedom' and More -
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has outlined his ambition to be in the race for the Ballon drsquo;Or award in the future after his stunning start to the Premier League season. - more ...
Topics: Eden Hazard, Ballon d'Or, Chelsea FC, Premier League

05 Nov 2016 : There should be one Ballon d'Or for Messi and another for the rest - Sampaoli -
The Barcelona talisman is up for a sixth World Player of the Year award and Sevilla boss believes another trophy is required to give others a chance to win - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, FC Barcelona, Sevilla

02 Nov 2016 : Lionel Messi Reportedly in Tunnel Altercation After Manchester City-Barcelona -
Lionel Messi reportedly clashed with a Manchester City player in the tunnel after Barcelona's 3-1 defeat to the Sky Blues in the UEFA Champions League at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. - more ...
Topics: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Champions League, Ballon d'Or

31 Oct 2016 : Fergie: Ronaldo is unsurpassable -
Sir Alex Ferguson insists "I can't think of anyone better to lift the Ballon d'Or than Cristiano Ronaldo" as "his achievements are unsurpassable". - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo, Champions League, Real Madrid

31 Oct 2016 : 'City are a great team' - Messi backs Guardiola for success -
The addition of the Catalan coach at the Etihad club will help them to become even more successful, the Ballon d'Or winner has claimed - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

31 Oct 2016 : 'Ronaldo achievements unsurpassed' - Ferguson in no doubt over Ballon d'Or winner -
The former Manchester United manager says that the Portuguese deserves to win a fourth Ballon d'Or after a wonderful year - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

31 Oct 2016 : Aguero one of the world's best, insists Messi -
The Manchester City striker is at a level to be compared with the likes of Luis Suarez, according to the Ballon d'Or winner - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

31 Oct 2016 : Lionel Messi Comments on Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola, Neymar, Barcelona and More -
Lionel Messi credits manager Luis Enrique's more aggressive approach for Barcelona's success, and he believes the lack of ego that stars like Neymar and Luis Suareznbsp;show is the key to their fantastic attacking approach. - more ...
Topics: Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique, Neymar, FC Barcelona

31 Oct 2016 : Sir Alex Ferguson Picks 'Unsurpassed' Cristiano Ronaldo for 2016 Ballon d'Or Win -
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the 2016 Ballon d'Or, saying what he has accomplished is "unsurpassed. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid, Champions League

28 Oct 2016 : Zidane: Ballon d'Or? Clearly Ronaldo should win it -
The Portugal captain is the big favourite to claim the Golden Ball after winning the Champions League and Euro 2016 and his coach says he is the obvious choice - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Champions League

28 Oct 2016 : Zinedine Zidane Discusses Potentially Dropping Cristiano Ronaldo -
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hinted he could drop marquee attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and other members of the club's star-studded forward line if their problems in front of goal continue. - more ...
Topics: Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Marco Asensio

28 Oct 2016 : Cannavaro dreams of Real Madrid job -
The World Cup-winner, who joined the club and was awarded the Ballon d'Or in 2006, just won the Chinese Super League with Tianjin Quanjian - more ...
Topics: Real Madrid, World Cup, Ballon d'Or

28 Oct 2016 : Ronaldo deserves to win Ballon d'Or - Cannavaro -
The forward should claim the lucrative individual gong after helping Real Madrid to Champions League glory and Portugal to Euro 2016 victory, according to the former Italy captain - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid, Champions League

27 Oct 2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo Names Lionel Messi His Most Admired Rival, Talks 'Haters' -
Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Lionel Messi as the opposition player he most admires and played down the rivalry between him and the Barcelona star. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid

25 Oct 2016 : Team of the Year - make suggestions using #TOTY -
The UEFA. - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

25 Oct 2016 : Raul backs under-fire Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or glory -
The Real Madrid icon backed the Portuguese to be crowned the world's best player over Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann following his Champions League and Euro 2016 successes - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid, Champions League

25 Oct 2016 : Real Madrid Transfer News: David Alaba Competition Emerges, Latest Rumours -
Real Madrid could reportedly face serious competition for long-term target David Alaba,nbsp;as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has marked the Austrian as his No. - more ...
Topics: Real Madrid, Marcelo, Zinedine Zidane, Casemiro

25 Oct 2016 : Can you match the Ballon d'Or nominee to the stat? -
More Quizzes Can you guess the player from his FIFA 17 stats? Who are the 15 most prolific scorers still active in Europe? Can you []/The post - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, FIFA

24 Oct 2016 : First batch of Ballon d'Or nominations announced -
With FIFA no longer involved with the prestigious Ballon dOr award, the nomination process has changed for the 2016 edition. - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, FIFA

24 Oct 2016 : Zlatan Ibrahimovic nominated for Ballon d'Or -
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic heads the list of the next five candidates for the 2016 Ballon d'Or. - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

24 Oct 2016 : Ibrahimovic included in third set of Ballon d'Or candidates -
The Manchester United striker has been selected in the 30-man shortlist, having been announced alongside Andres Iniesta, Koke, Toni Kroos and Robert Lewandowski - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

24 Oct 2016 : De Bruyne Griezmann named in second batch of Ballon d'Or nominees -
The duo are joined by three others as the second set of five potential winners were released, with the first batch having been released earlier on Monday - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

24 Oct 2016 : Ronaldo, Bale among first nominees for Ballon d'Or -
The first five players to be up for the prestigious award have been revealed, with the rest to follow later in the day - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

24 Oct 2016 : Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo named on shortlist for Ballon d'Or -
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the 30-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or. - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Manchester City, Sergio Aguero, FIFA

23 Oct 2016 : Sampaoli v Simeone - the men who could have made Messi even better -
Argentina missed out on hiring the Sevilla coach and his Atletico Madrid counterpart, robbing the five-time Ballon d'Or winner of the chance to work with a world-class trainer - more ...
Topics: Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Ballon d'Or

22 Oct 2016 : Valencia vs. Barcelona: Score and Reaction from 2016 La Liga Match -
Lionel Messi netted a brace, including a game-winning conversion from the penalty spot in the 94th minute, as Barcelona narrowly escaped Mestalla Stadium with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. - more ...
Topics: Valencia CF, FC Barcelona, La Liga, Lionel Messi

18 Oct 2016 : John Stones 'not scared' of trying to stop Barcelona star Lionel Messi -
Manchester City defender John Stones insists that he is 'not scared' of trying to stop Barcelona star Lionel Messi in tomorrow's Champions League clash. - more ...
Topics: FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Champions League, Camp Nou

14 Oct 2016 : Sir Alex Ferguson Wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to Join Barcelona over Real Madrid -
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly encouraged Barcelona to bid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 in an attempt to prevent the Portuguese superstar leaving the Red Devils for Real Madrid in 2009. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabeu

14 Oct 2016 : Neymar Comments on Playing Style, Yasmani Duk Elbow and More -
Neymar has insisted he will not change the way he plays despite being elbowed in the head by Bolivia'snbsp;Yasmani Duk while playing for Brazil last week. - more ...
Topics: Neymar, World Cup, FC Barcelona, La Liga

14 Oct 2016 : Creating a Real Madrid XI by Player Popularity on Instagram -
Real Madrid are one of the most followed, supported and globally reported-on teams in the football world, so it's no surprise that their players are also hugely popular in the public eye. - more ...
Topics: Real Madrid, Iker Casillas, Champions League, World Cup

12 Oct 2016 : Ronaldinho: Messi should win Ballon d'Or - but Maradona Pele are still the best -
The two stars played together at Camp Nou for several seasons before R10 left for Milan, and he believes that his former team-mate deserves another crown in 2016 - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

07 Oct 2016 : Future Ballon d'Or winner Griezmann the perfect signing for Chelsea -
The France international attacker has the potential to become the best in the world and the Blues simply must pull out all the stops to secure his signature next summer - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

06 Oct 2016 : Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now a Problem for Real Madrid, Says Fabio Capello -
Cristiano Ronaldo's lack of form and fitness is Real Madrid's biggest problem during their current slump, according to former Los Blancos manager Fabio Capello. - more ...
Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, La Liga, Villarreal

05 Oct 2016 : Xavi Hernandez Denies Disrespecting Cristiano Ronaldo After Lionel Messi Comment -
Barcelona legend Xavi has insisted he meant no disrespect to Cristiano Ronaldo when he said the Real Madrid star could not compare to his former team-mate, Lionel Messi. - more ...
Topics: Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

04 Oct 2016 : Xavi: Ronaldo to win Ballon dOr -
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has tipped Cristiano Ronaldo to win this year's Ballon d'Or award ahead of his former Barca teammates. - more ...
Topics: Xavi, FC Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or

04 Oct 2016 : Xavi: Ronaldo, not Messi, is Ballon d'Or favourite -
The midfielder angered Cristiano with some comments last month, but has now admitted his former Clasico adversary is the one to beat - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

30 Sep 2016 : Which Real Madrid Players Combine to Make Zinedine Zidane's Best Attributes? -
Zinedine Zidane reached legendary status as a player withnbsp;Juventus and Real Madrid, as well as his national team, France. - more ...
Topics: Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Champions League, La Liga

20 Sep 2016 : He has a style that is his own - Simeone hails 'extraordinary' Neymar -
The Atletico Madrid coach gushed in praise of the Brazil star but believes Antoine Griezmann can pip him to the Ballon d'Or - more ...
Topics: Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann, Ballon d'Or

18 Sep 2016 : Ahead of Barcelona Test, Atletico Madrid Show They've Got 3 Good Forwards Too -
Just like Barcelona, Atletico Madrid have three impressive forwards. - more ...
Topics: FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Camp Nou, Leganes CD

16 Sep 2016 : Ballon d'Or to take original form -
The Ballon dOr is reportedly set to return to its original format after the agreement between FIFA and France Football expired. - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, FIFA

16 Sep 2016 : 'He should have won Ballon d'Or five or six times' - Eto'o defends Xavi over Ronaldo jibe -
The former Barcelona attacker says the only reason the Spanish midfielder did not win the highly-coveted prize is because it is unfair, insisting he deserves more respect - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Xavi, FC Barcelona

14 Sep 2016 : Why Ronaldo was right to respond to disrespectful Xavi -
The three-time Ballon d'Or winner lashed out at the former Barca midfielder following comments which appeared in the Spanish press but he was perfectly entitled to do so - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or

13 Sep 2016 : Redknapp: Bale can win Ballon d'Or -
The Real Madrid winger is currently in the top five players in the world, according to the former Tottenham boss, and deserves the award - more ...
Topics: Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid

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