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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'shocked' by 2021 Ballon d'Or position

Posted Monday, June 13, 2022 by ESPN45 hits

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has said he was "shocked" after finishing in seventh place in the 2021 Ballon D'Or ranking. Despite enjoying a stellar year with club and country, Salah missed out on the top three with Lionel Messi winning the prize for a record seventh time ahead of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea's Jorginho. The Egypt international said he wants to emulate Geor...Full Story »

Ronaldo: Benzema deserves the Ballon d'Or, I've been saying it for years and getting criticised

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by Marca.com39 hits

Brazilian legend praises Real Madrid striker Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Nazario has an authority that few others in the world can boast when it comes to giving an opinion on the Ballon d'Or, having won it twice himself, and he believes that Real Madrid stiker Karim Benzema deserves to be awarded the coveted trophy this year. Only Marco Van Basten, Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff (all thr...Full Story »

Former Ballon d'Or winner joins Ukraine's military

Posted Sunday, April 10, 2022 by Marca.com49 hits

Former striker Igor Belanov, who won the 1986 Ballon d'Or, has joined Ukraine's military forces in his bid to help his country following Russia's invasion. Belanov won eight titles at Dynamo Kiev, having also played for Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Braunschweig in the 1980s and 1990s. Currently aged 61, one of three Ukrainian players to win the Ballon d'Or, along with Oleh Blokhin...Full Story »

Muller says Lewandowski should've won Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi & Salah deserved 'Best XI' recognition

Posted Sunday, February 20, 2022 by Goal.com72 hits

The striker's Bayern team-mate is in no doubt that his spectacular talent in front of the net merited the prize Thomas Muller believes Robert Lewandowski was a more worthy winner of the 2021 Ballon d'Or than Lionel Messi, while also expressing his surprise that there was no room in the Best XI for Mohamed Salah. Lewandowski enjoyed an exceptional season for Bayern Munich in 2020-21, scoring ...Full Story »

Thiago Messi Had A Confused Reaction To Lionel Messi's Seventh Ballon d'Or

Posted Thursday, December 09, 2021 by sportbible.com139 hits

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d'Or last week, extending his record with the most wins, and his son Thiago was confused to see the latest trophy added to his dad's collection. Messi picked up his latest trophy confirming he's the best player in the world in France last Monday, although unlike the previous six times it was highly contentious. The PSG forward pipped Robert Lewandowski to ...Full Story »

'NO COMMENT' Mo Salah’s brilliant reaction after finishing seventh in Ballon d’Or after two more goals in phenomenal year

Posted Thursday, December 02, 2021 by hits

Footballing legend Lionel Messi picked up the prestigious award again, the seventh of his career. Mo Salah was left with 'no comment' after being pressed to react to is seventh-placed Ballon d'Or finish Lionel Messi celebrates the seventh Ballon d'Or of his career Credit: Rex But Salah could only finish seventh, with Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Cristiano Ronaldo, N'Golo Kante and Karim Benz...Full Story »

Fans in love with Lionel Messi's sparkly Ballon d'Or suit as he scoops seventh award

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by hits

Ahead of being awarded his seventh Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi arrived at the Paris ceremony wearing matching tuxedos with his three sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro, a decision which had fans in meltdown Lionel Messi fans could not get enough of his look as he arrived at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in matching sparkly suits with his three sons. The 36-year-old emerged at the Paris event wearing a bold ...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or 2021: Lionel Messi claims his seventh title

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com85 hits

Ballon d'Or 2021 has been announced, with PSG star Lionel Messi picking up his seventh award. The Argentinian won an international tournament for the first time this year, scooping the Copa America in the summer, as his country beat Brazil in the final of the competition. Messi also won the 2021 Copa Del Rey with Barcelona before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer in a surprise dea...Full Story »

Sergio Ramos opens up about Messi possibly winning 2021 Ballon d'Or

Posted Monday, November 29, 2021 by Marca.com55 hits

Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi have spent years battling it out on the pitch during their time at Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the pair are now teammates at Paris Saint-Germain. The Spaniard and Argentine took to the pitch together for the first time on Saturday, as Ramos made his debut in PSG's 3-1 win at Saint-Etienne. Ramos spoke after the match about having Messi in the side and how he'...Full Story »

Messi within touching distance of seventh Ballon d'Or

Posted Monday, November 29, 2021 by Marca.com100 hits

Football royalty is set to gather at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris this Monday, November 29, for the ceremony to crown the 2021 Ballon d'Or winner in both men's and women's football. Voting for the winners closed on November 24, and the winners will be announced on Monday evening at 20:00 GMT. The race to be crowned the best men's player of 2021 is between Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandow...Full Story »

AIR PLAY Watch Ballon d’Or hopeful Robert Lewandowski net incredible overhead kick with his LACES UNDONE in snowy Bayern win

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 by hits

And the superstar striker, hoping to finally win the Ballon d'Or, didn’t even need to have his laces done up! An overhead kick to open the scoring against Dynamo Kyiv from Robert Lewandowski! 🚲 He can't be stopped in the Champions League 😅#UCL — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 23, 2021 Robert Lewandowski scored a brilliant overhead ki...Full Story »

Ballon d’Or backing for Edouard Mendy after his heroics send Chelsea top

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA40 hits

Thomas Tuchel believes Edouard Mendy should have been included on the Ballon d’Or shortlist.Mendy produced a string of stunning saves to thwart Brentford, as Chelsea escaped with a 1-0 Premier League by the skin of their teeth.The 29-year-old Senegal goalkeeper denied Saman Ghoddos, Ivan Toney and Pontus Jansson at point-blank range, then still found time to tip away Christian Norgaard&rsq...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema calls 'Clasico' best game in football as he eyes Ballon d'Or

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2021 by ESPN79 hits

Karim Benzema insists El Clasico is still the best game in club football, despite the departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Benzema's Real Madrid travel to Camp Nou on Oct. 24 (stream live at 10:15 a.m. ET on ESPN+) to face a Barca side ninth in LaLiga after a turbulent start to the season for Ronald Koeman's side. Messi's exit, following that of Cristiano Ronaldo from Madrid in 2018 -- ...Full Story »

Evra can't take it anymore: I'm sick of giving the Ballon d'Or to Messi

Posted Saturday, October 16, 2021 by Marca.com69 hits

Patrice Evra has admitted that he is bored of watching Lionel Messi win the Ballon d'Or, with the current Paris Saint-Germain star having done so six times in his illustrious career. The race for this year's Ballon d'Or seems more open than it has been for a long time, and Evra even named Chelsea duo N'Golo Kante and Jorginho as being more deserved winners than Messi. "In my opinion this Bal...Full Story »

Sadio Mane on Edouard Mendy Ballon d'Or snub: It's unacceptable, I don't understand

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021 by Marca.com79 hits

Whilst a goalkeeper has never won the Ballon d'Or in the modern era, there is a newfound focus on the position with regards to the France Football Magazine award given the presence of Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Donnarumma on the shortlist, yet Sadio Mane has reacted angrily to Chelsea's Edouard Mendy missing the cut. Mendy arrived at Chelsea as somewhat of an unknown quantity in the summer of...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or 2021 nominees: Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski & Jorginho all on list for award

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2021 by Goal.com89 hits

With France Football having taken a coronavirus-enforced break in 2020, anticipation is building ahead of the next awarding of a Golden Ball Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are among the nominees on the 30-man 2021 Ballon d’Or longlist to have been released by France Football. Other superstar performers to get the nod include Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Karim ...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti backs Karim Benzema for Ballon d'Or

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2021 by ESPN56 hits

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has backed Karim Benzema to be a Ballon d'Or contender this year after an extraordinary start to the LaLiga season which has seen the forward contribute eight goals and seven assists in just six games. Benzema's fine form continued in Real Madrid's 6-1 win over Mallorca on Wednesday, as he scored twice -- and provided Marco Asensio with two more -- to help put...Full Story »

'FUN MOMENT' Cristiano Ronaldo’s son thought Lionel Messi was ‘too short’ to be real as Man Utd ace’s mum recalls Ballon d’Or meeting

Posted Friday, September 24, 2021 by hits

The Manchester United forward, 36, was still in the midst of his decade-long battle to be the world’s greatest player when he picked up the prize for a fifth time. Lionel Messi met Cristiano Ronaldo's son at the 2017 Ballon d'Or awards Credit: Sport360 Cristiano Jr thought the Argentine legend was 'too small' to be real Credit: Sport360 Then at Real Madrid, Ronaldo took his boy Cristian...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic: I don't miss the Ballon d'Or, it's the Ballon d'Or that misses me

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2021 by Marca.com103 hits

Known for the controversial remarks he has made over the years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made another hilarious comment regarding the fact that he has never won the Ballon d'Or. The AC Milan striker stressed that, in his opinion, it is him who should be considered as the finest player in the world, despite never having received the prize. "I don't miss the Ballon d'Or, the Ballon d'Or misses m...Full Story »

Lionel Messi tipped to miss out on the Ballon d’Or after Italy qualify for Euro 2020 final

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com110 hits

Although the awarding of the Ballon d’Or is some months away, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi remains a strong favourite to win his seventh accolade. The Argentinian inspired his side to a Copa del Rey title against the odds, and with five games to play of the 2020/21 season, Barca were still in with a chance of the La Liga title thanks to his goals, assists and general all round excelle...Full Story »

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