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Lionel Messi ‘thinks he can win TWO more Ballons d’Or with Man City’ as Barcelona star tells Guardiola he wants transfer

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk58 hits

Messi has been strongly linked with a Man City move and has reportedly been talking to Pep Guardiola LIONEL MESSI has reportedly told Pep Guardiola he thinks he can win the next two Ballon d’Ors if he joins his old boss at Manchester City The Barcelona superstar has had a heart-to-heart phone chat with the City coach, according to Spanish football pundit Cristobal Soria. Messi’s...Full Story »

Bayern chief fumes as Lewandowski misses out on Ballon d'Or due to cancellation

Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by ESPN45 hits

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised the cancellation of this year's Ballon d'Or. The annual award is handed out to the best men's and women's player but was cancelled this year due to the coornavirus pandemic. Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski was considered a front-runner for the award, having scored a remarkable 34 goals for the Bundesliga titleholders, and Rummeni...Full Story »

Ballon d'Or 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic disrupting season

Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by Express.co.uk59 hits

France Football have confirmed there will be no Ballon d'Or awarded in 2020 as "all the conditions are not met" to host the ceremony and the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the season. The award was first held in 1956 with Stanley Matthews being the first player to win the prestigious award. Each year since it's introduction, the world's best player has been awarded the trophy to sig...Full Story »

Messi having more Ballons d'Or than Ronaldo is 'really annoying' - Sarri

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Goal.com112 hits

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri said it is "really annoying" that any player has won more Ballons d'Or than superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi moved one ahead of Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or record, claiming his sixth individual honour in December. The result came despite Ronaldo helping Juve to an eighth consecutive Serie A title and Portugal win the inaugural Nat...Full Story »

Van Dijk admits he was 'disappointed' to lose out on Ballon d'Or to Messi

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by Goal.com92 hits

Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he was disappointed to finish second to Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or voting. The Liverpool defender narrowly missed out on the top individual prize in football, losing out to the Barcelona superstar by just seven votes at an award ceremony in Paris earlier this month. Messi took home the prize for a record sixth time, surpassing his great rival Cris...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo's Agent Slams Decision To Give Lionel Messi The Ballon D'Or

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by sportbible104 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has slammed the decision to award Lionel Messi this year's Ballon d'Or. Messi won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the beginning of the month narrowly beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. Ronaldo finished third as Messi sixth award eclipsed the Portuguese forward's record of five. Mendes was furious with the decision and told Tuttosport per The Express,...Full Story »

Neymar says Lionel Messi should have his own Ballon d'Or and discusses PSG future

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com91 hits

Neymar has praised former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as the best player he has ever seen. The PSG forward played alongside Messi at the Camp Nou between 2013 and 2017, winning two La Liga titles and a Champions League. The Argentina international won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the start of December, moving him one clear of Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time rankings. And Neymar believes ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi destroys Barcelona team-mates in training day after Ballon d'Or win

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk92 hits

Lionel Messi was at his best in Barcelona training, putting his own team-mates on the floor the day after winning the Ballon d’Or. The Argentine won the award for the sixth time in his career earlier this week. It comes the season after the Barca captain led the club to successive La Liga titles. Messi scored 51 goals in 50 appearances for the Spanish club. And footage has emerged whic...Full Story »

Messi's mother: I thought Leo's fifth Ballon d'Or would be his last

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by Marca.com77 hits

Lionel Messi's mother, Celia Cuccittini, has admitted that she didn't expect her son to win a sixth Ballon d'Or. The Barcelona star's fifth title came back in 2015 before Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric claimed the award in the following years. "He surprises us everyday with what he achieves," Cuccittini told CNN Radio. "I'm super happy. We didn't expect [him to win] the award. "We thoug...Full Story »

Lionel Messi deserves Ballon d'Or win: He is still the best in the world

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by Skysports.com124 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk to win the Ballon d'Or for a record sixth time in his career Lionel Messi has once again been named as the winner of the Ballon d'Or Becoming a legend in your own lifetime is a special achievement. Doing so while still playing is something else. Managing to accomplish it while still being the best player on the planet? That takes Lionel Messi. The...Full Story »

Ballon d’Or 2019: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk reacts to losing to ‘unnatural’ Lionel Messi

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by Express.co.uk148 hits

Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his sixth Ballon d’Or award. Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to win an unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or after another scintillating season with Barcelona. The Holland international has praised his rivals and has said it was an honour for him to even be nominated. Van Dijk had an unbelievable yea...Full Story »

Ballon d’Or 2019 winner ‘leaked’ as Virgil van Dijk battles Lionel Messi

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk265 hits

An image circulating on social media is claiming to have ‘leaked’ the results of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. The photo has Barcelona star Lionel Messi coming out on top ahead of Liverpool ’s defensive rock Virgil van Dijk. Messi is the current betting favourite and, according to the image, he will best Van Dijk with 446 points to the Dutchman’s 382. Mo Salah is suppo...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - Ready for the Ballon d'Or

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by 7M Sport268 hits

How's Ljungberg in his 1st game in charge of Arsenal?       Almost ready for the Ballon d'Or       Barcelona show Atletico who's boss       Messi Saving Valverde's Job Once Again       Norwich 2-2 ArsenalArsenal with Ljungberg 1st game (GG Leno)       Unai Ljungberg?       lonely Ol...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's 6th Ballon d'Or crown already confirmed – MD

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS202 hits

A pair of reporters from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo have today claimed that Lionel Messi's latest Ballon d'Or triumph has already been confirmed. Ballon d'Or 2019 The latest edition of world football's most-prized individual accolade is set to be handed out next week. The Ballon d'Or ceremony, which sees the finest footballers from around the globe gather with respective hopes of being ...Full Story »

Mbappe backs Messi to win Ballon d'Or: He was the best this year

Posted Monday, November 25, 2019 by Goal.com74 hits

Kylian Mbappe has backed Lionel Messi to win the 2019 Ballon d’Or award. The PSG forward argued that the Argentine has been the best player of the year, with Messi once again a strong favourite to claim the honour next month. The winger netted an astonishing 51 goals in all competitions for his club in the 2018-19 campaign, helping Barcelona secure another La Liga title. Messi is a fi...Full Story »

Juventus plan to land ‘the new Cristiano Ronaldo’ while tipping the original for Ballon d’Or success

Posted Friday, October 25, 2019 by Goal.com204 hits

Andrea Agnelli has been discussing the Bianconeri’s current standing, while backing a Portuguese superstar on their books to land a sixth Golden Ball Juventus are already piecing together plans to land “the new Cristiano Ronaldo”, while club chairman Andrea Agnelli believes the original would be a deserving winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. The Bianconeri are looking to...Full Story »

Fans blast Ballon d'Or as 'joke' after error-prone Hugo Lloris named as one of 30 nominees

Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk98 hits

TWITTER could not believe it as Hugo Lloris was named as one of the 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or. The Tottenham stopper, 32, may have reached the Champions League final - but conceded 19 goals in the tournament, including nine in the last four matches. Hugo Lloris was a surprise inclusion in the 30 nominations for the 2019 Ballon d'OrCredit: Getty - Contributor Hugo has been nominated ...Full Story »

Egypt vs Zimbabwe - 'Africa Cup of Nations glory will boost Salah's Ballon d’Or hopes'

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PA110 hits

Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has told Mohamed Salah that leading his country to Africa Cup of Nations glory will significantly boost his prospects of winning the Ballon d’Or.Pharaohs forward Salah approaches the tournament full of confidence after lifting the Champions League trophy at the end of a fine season with Liverpool.Seven-time champions Egypt kick off their campaign on Friday a...Full Story »

Aguero: I never said that Messi didn't deserve the Ballon d'Or

Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Marca.com112 hits

Sergio Aguero claims he never denied that Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was deserving of being crowned Ballon d'Or winner. After Manchester City successfully defended their Premier League title, the Argentine expressed his belief that the winner of the individual honour should be someone present in the Champions League final, which Barcelona missed out on after falling against Liverpool. "I...Full Story »

NO SHOW Why is the Ballon d’Or winner boycotting the World Cup?

Posted Friday, March 01, 2019 by Dreamteamfc.com126 hits

Ada Hegerberg will not play for Norway this summer despite an equal pay agreement The presence of the world’s best player is generally considered a minimum requirement for a good World Cup. Sadly, this summer’s premier international tournament will not feature Ada Hegerberg, the current Ballon d’Or Feminin holder. The 23-year-old is widely regarded as the standout player i...Full Story »

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