Ballon d Or

Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr move underlines Portugal star's decline

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, heads to the Gulf after a painful year that saw him relegated to the Portugal bench and cut adrift by Manchester United.

published on : 3rd January 2023

Madrid coach Ancelotti 'surprised' by Kroos absence from Ballon d'Or nominees

Five members of the Champions League winning side were nominated on Friday in the shape of Thibault Cortois, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Vinicius Junior and favourite Karim Benzema.

published on : 13th August 2022

Messi inspires Argentina to 3-0 Finalissima win over Italy

"What we experienced here was beautiful," Messi said. "We knew it was going to be a nice game and a nice setting in which to be champions."

published on : 2nd June 2022

Messi: 'No doubt' that Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or 

"There's no doubt, it's very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year," Messi said in an interview to Argentine TV channel TyC Sports when asked if Benzema should get the prestigious award.

published on : 31st May 2022

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says Luka Modric would win Ballon d'Or if he was Spanish or German

Modric has been one of the stars of the World Cup so far, scoring in each of his opening two games as Croatia have stormed to the top of Group D.

published on : 24th June 2018

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says Cristiano Ronaldo one of best in history, deserves respect

Sergio Ramos rated the Portuguese five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo as a legend who deserves respect.

published on : 19th December 2017

Real Madrid's Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award

The Real Madrid forward's second successive win draws him level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi on five Ballon d'Ors, after beating the Argentinian and Brazilian Neymar.

published on : 8th December 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo looks well set for fifth Ballon d'Or

Barcelona's 30-year-old Argentinian superstar won the coveted award from 2009 to 2012 and in 2015. Portugal's Ronaldo, who is 32, took the honours in 2008, 2013, 2014 and last year.

published on : 6th December 2017

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wants seven Ballon d'Or awards

The 32-years-old already has four Ballon d'Or awards to his name in the senior career-span of 15 years. 

published on : 17th November 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar lead Ballon d'Or nominees

Portugal superstar Ronaldo is attempting to match Lionel Messi's record by winning the Ballon d'Or for .a fifth time.

published on : 10th October 2017