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July, 2020

  • 20 July

    Organisers Of Ballon d’Or Cancel 2020 Award Due To COVID-19

    The Ballon d’Or award will not be handed out to any player this year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, France Football, the organisers, has announced. In a statement published on its website on Monday, the French sports magazine stated that the award has been cancelled due to “lack …

December, 2019

  • 3 December

    Van Dijk Deserved To Win Ballon d’Or – Klopp

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    Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said Virgil Van Dijk deserves to have won the Ballon d’Or ahead of sixth time winner, Lionel Messi. Although Klopp admitted Messi is the best player he has ever seen, he said Van Dijk had a fantastic season, the first by any defender  in recent …

  • 3 December

    Ronaldo Snubs Ballon d’Or To Pick Up Serie A Best Player Award

    Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, did not attend the 2019 Ballon d’Or award ceremony in Paris, France, on Monday, but picked up the Serie A Player of the Year award in Italy. The Portuguese superstar was pipped to the prestigious award by Lionel Messi, who won his sixth crown as the …

  • 2 December

    Messi Wins Sixth Ballon d’Or

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Virgil …

November, 2019

December, 2018

  • 16 December

    Ronaldo, Messi Wrong For Snubbing Ballon D’Or Awards Gala – Modric

    Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given the award. He said their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters. Croatian captain Modric broke Messi and Ronaldo’s decade-long stranglehold on the prestigious prize …

  • 3 December

    Modric Becomes First Croatian To Win Ballon D’Or

    Luka Modric has become the first Croatian to win the Ballon D’or. The 33-year-old Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder also became the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric won his third successive Champions League in May before …

October, 2018

  • 12 October

    I Want La Liga Move To Win Ballon d’Or, Says Hazard

    Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard, has said he wants to move to the Spanish La Liga, to improve his chance of winning football’s highest individual honour, the Ballon d’Or. Sky Sport reports that the Belgium captain said this after journalists told him most winners of the award have come from Spain. …

September, 2018

December, 2017

  • 9 December

    I’m The Best Footballer In History – Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the “best player in history” after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, Skysports reports. The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messi’s tally. Ronaldo, who helped his side win the …

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