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#Ballon D'Or

# ballon-dor - Monday 24 August, 2020

There is no question who should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or this year

Robert Lewandowski completed a memorable season by helping Bayern win the Champions League last night.

# ballon-dor - Monday 20 July, 2020

Ballon D'Or won't be awarded for 2020

Organisers have cited the disruption caused by the Covid-19 shutdown in cancelling the award for the first time.

# ballon-dor - Friday 20 December, 2019

Italy legend eyes coaching role in Europe after Chinese success AIM

Italy legend eyes coaching role in Europe after Chinese success

Fabio Cannavaro recently won the Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande.

# ballon-dor - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Rapinoe asks Ronaldo and Messi to 'help' in fight against racism, sexism

The United States international won the women’s Ballon d’Or this week.

Ballon d'Or: Mane overlooked for being African, claims Senegal team-mate

Cheikhou Kouyate indicated he feels European and South American players are favoured in the voting.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Diouf tells irate Senegalese fans to cool it after Mane finishes 4th in Ballon d'Or

The Liverpool star won the Champions League, but finished behind Argentine winner Lionel Messi among others.

'Real Madrid decided that Cristiano should not win the Ballon d'Or' - Chiellini

The star was robbed of the prize last year, according to his Juventus team-mate.

Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi

He may have finished runner up to Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but Virgil van Dijk had no qualms about losing out to the Barcelona star.

# ballon-dor - Monday 2 December, 2019

Lionel Messi beats Virgil van Dijk to Ballon d'Or prize

The Argentine superstar has won the prize for a record sixth time.

US star Megan Rapinoe rewarded for stellar year with Ballon d'Or

The 34-year-old midfielder was a key figure in the World Cup this summer.

Who should win the Ballon D'Or tonight? Poll This post contains a poll

Who should win the Ballon D'Or tonight?

Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo battle it out for the men’s award, while Megan Rapinoe is favourite to claim the women’s prize.

# ballon-dor - Friday 29 November, 2019

Gerrard insists 'faultless' Van Dijk deserves Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi

The Rangers manager is backing the Liverpool defender to win the award at the expense of the Barcelona star.

# ballon-dor - Thursday 7 November, 2019

African players 'not respected' in Ballon d'Or vote

‘Western media dominate our media,’ says Samuel Eto’o.

# ballon-dor - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Klopp: Which Liverpool players weren't nominated for Ballon d'Or?

The coach joked about having the most players shortlisted for the upcoming award.

# ballon-dor - Monday 21 October, 2019

Modric and Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist

Megan Rapinoe is the favourite to win the women’s award.

# ballon-dor - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Messi: I almost left Barcelona five years ago

The Argentine star was unhappy after he and his father were charged with tax fraud.

# ballon-dor - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ballon D'Or organisers introduce separate award for goalkeepers

The days of a ‘keeper contending for football’s biggest individual prize are at an end.

# ballon-dor - Monday 10 June, 2019

Ronaldo refuses to answer Ballon d’Or questions after Nations League triumph

The Juventus forward would not be drawn into debate over the award when pressed by reporters.

# ballon-dor - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Portugal considers revoking Ronaldo's honours after tax fraud controversy

The star was handed a two-year jail sentence that was immediately reduced to a fine of €365,000.

# ballon-dor - Sunday 30 December, 2018

'I thought he was wrong': Ballon d'Or winner Kaka blames Mourinho for Madrid struggles

The Brazilian has revealed his frustration at being picked behind Mesut Ozil in Mourinho’s starting XI.

# ballon-dor - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Modric has a dig at Messi and Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or ceremony

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly.

# ballon-dor - Sunday 9 December, 2018

From Opinion: It doesn't get much weirder than being asked to twerk but Ada Hegerberg reacted like a real star Opinion

Opinion: It doesn't get much weirder than being asked to twerk but Ada Hegerberg reacted like a real star

I was really impressed with the dignity of how Hegerberg handled the sexist question at the Ballon d’Or awards. She is an outstanding role model for young women around the world, writes Louise Quinn.

# ballon-dor - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Obviously, I was expecting maybe a question about my football skills' - Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg isn’t too concerned by Martin Solveig’s ‘twerk’ question, and is simply delighted to be the world’s best footballer.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup Dispute This post contains videos

Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup

Last night was just the latest accolade for an individual who seemed destined for greatness from the outset.

'The level of sexism is unreal' - Andy Murray furious after 'twerk' comment at Ballon d'Or

The Scot used Instagram to take aim at DJ Martin Solveig following his controversial dancing request to Ada Hegerberg.

'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'

Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.

From Ballon D'Or host apologises for asking first female winner Ada Hegerberg if she knows how to 'twerk' Sexism Row

Ballon D'Or host apologises for asking first female winner Ada Hegerberg if she knows how to 'twerk'

The awards co-host was taken aback by the reaction to his comments online.

# ballon-dor - Monday 3 December, 2018

Norwegian striker Hegerberg makes history by winning first women's Ballon d'Or

The 23-year-old saw off competition from players like Danish star Pernille Harder, of German club VfL Wolfsburg, and Brazil’s Marta to win the award.

Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d'Or and end Ronaldo-Messi era

Six members of the France side that triumphed in Russia are among the 30 nominees

# ballon-dor - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry

The Monaco boss believes that Raphael Varane, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are all standout candidates for the award.

# ballon-dor - Monday 8 October, 2018

Mbappe, Pulisic and Alexander-Arnold all shortlisted for inaugural Kopa Trophy

France Football has named 10 of the world’s best young footballers for 2018.

Here are the 30 male and 15 female nominees for the Ballon d'Or

Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award, while a host of star names also make the shortlist.

# ballon-dor - Monday 24 September, 2018

Croatia's Luka Modric wins Fifa best player of the year award

The Real Madrid midfielder had a brilliant year for both club and country.

# ballon-dor - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A Main Man This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A

The Portuguese star erased the frustration of his Champions League red card midweek.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Griezmann deserves Ballon d'or more than Ronaldo, Salah and Modric - Atletico's Hernandez

Griezmann has pushed the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo close for the Ballon d’Or in the past.

# ballon-dor - Monday 3 September, 2018

Messi omitted from Fifa's player of the year shortlist for first time since 2006

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the running for a sixth Ballon d’Or, but faces competition from Luka Modric and Mo Salah.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's son joins Juventus youth academy

Other senior Juventus players have children in the team at underage level.

# ballon-dor - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Bale will get much better' - Real Madrid boss Lopetegui

The Wales international forward is being backed by his manager to play an influential role for the Blancos in the 2018-19 campaign.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Antoine Griezmann 'well positioned' for Ballon d'Or

The striker shined for both club and country over the 2017-18 season, and Diego Simeone has suggested he could take home the individual crown.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo in talks with Juventus coach - reports

No details of the conversation were released by the newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

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