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#Ballon D'Or

# ballon-dor - Friday 20 November, 2020

'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show
# Verdict
# Verdict

'Emotional distress' - Court orders compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show

Nov 20th 2020, 9:18 PM 12,110 Views 0 Comments

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stayed on the bench throughout a 3-3 draw with a K-League all-stars team in July last year.

# ballon-dor - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo set to miss out on reunion with Lionel Messi - reports
# Unavailable
# Unavailable

Cristiano Ronaldo set to miss out on reunion with Lionel Messi - reports

Oct 27th 2020, 11:59 PM 8,445 Views 0 Comments

Portuguese TVI reported that the Juventus player ‘has once against tested positive for Covid-19′.

# ballon-dor - Monday 24 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 17,964 Views 4 Comments

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
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Ballon D'Or won't be awarded for 2020

Jul 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 20,835 Views 18 Comments

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
# AIM

Italy legend eyes coaching role in Europe after Chinese success

Dec 20th 2019, 9:53 AM 9,400 Views 1 Comment

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
# Plea
# Plea

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

Dec 4th 2019, 9:10 PM 10,587 Views 25 Comments

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
# Controversy
# Controversy

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

Dec 4th 2019, 8:19 PM 4,874 Views 8 Comments

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
# Reaction
# Reaction

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 10:32 PM 8,946 Views 4 Comments

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
# Claim
# Claim

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 8:44 PM 13,039 Views 15 Comments

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

Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi
# Pipped
# Pipped

Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi

Dec 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 8,764 Views 11 Comments

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
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:31 PM 50,888 Views 61 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:11 PM 11,442 Views 20 Comments

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

Who should win the Ballon D'Or tonight?
# Poll
# Poll

Who should win the Ballon D'Or tonight?

Dec 2nd 2019, 12:35 PM 15,967 Views 21 Comments

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
# Fantastic 4
# Fantastic 4

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

Nov 29th 2019, 10:11 AM 5,145 Views 14 Comments

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
# Underappreciated
# Underappreciated

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

Nov 7th 2019, 1:11 PM 7,503 Views 12 Comments

‘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?
# Spoiled For Choice
# Spoiled For Choice

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:34 AM 8,373 Views 6 Comments

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
# Award
# Award

Modric and Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist

Oct 21st 2019, 10:47 PM 8,087 Views 7 Comments

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
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Messi: I almost left Barcelona five years ago

Oct 9th 2019, 11:31 AM 10,234 Views 4 Comments

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
# Shutout
# Shutout

Ballon D'Or organisers introduce separate award for goalkeepers

Sep 19th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,380 Views 5 Comments

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
# Keeping Schtum
# Keeping Schtum

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

Jun 10th 2019, 6:24 PM 11,345 Views 12 Comments

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
# Punishment
# Punishment

Portugal considers revoking Ronaldo's honours after tax fraud controversy

Jan 24th 2019, 7:45 PM 12,238 Views 7 Comments

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 Special One
# The Special One

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

Dec 30th 2018, 2:12 PM 20,484 Views 7 Comments

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
# Political Football
# Political Football

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

Dec 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 13,584 Views 20 Comments

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly.

# ballon-dor - Sunday 9 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 9th 2018, 12:15 PM 21,272 Views 40 Comments

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
# Ballon D'Or
# Ballon D'Or

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

Dec 5th 2018, 2:50 PM 9,451 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dispute

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

Dec 4th 2018, 3:25 PM 40,574 Views 40 Comments

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
# Anger
# Anger

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

Dec 4th 2018, 8:01 AM 8,895 Views 23 Comments

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?'
# Disappointment
# Disappointment

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

Dec 4th 2018, 7:30 AM 15,582 Views 25 Comments

Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.

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

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

Dec 4th 2018, 7:04 AM 49,543 Views 86 Comments

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
# Winner Alright
# Winner Alright

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 9:45 PM 8,194 Views 10 Comments

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
# Preview
# Preview

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 11:59 AM 3,917 Views 2 Comments

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
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

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

Nov 10th 2018, 1:13 PM 6,763 Views 10 Comments

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
# Talented
# Talented

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

Oct 8th 2018, 8:48 PM 6,017 Views 1 Comment

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
# Recognition
# Recognition

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

Oct 8th 2018, 7:26 PM 10,916 Views 9 Comments

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
# Top Prize
# Top Prize

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

Sep 24th 2018, 9:04 PM 11,636 Views 36 Comments

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
# Main Man

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A

Sep 23rd 2018, 10:19 PM 10,389 Views 4 Comments

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
# Well Positioned
# Well Positioned

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

Updated Sep 4th 2018, 10:20 PM 5,960 Views 4 Comments

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
# Ballon D'Or
# Ballon D'Or

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 2:45 PM 11,820 Views 16 Comments

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
# Chip Off The Old Block
# Chip Off The Old Block

Cristiano Ronaldo's son joins Juventus youth academy

Aug 28th 2018, 8:00 PM 17,769 Views 22 Comments

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
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

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

Aug 16th 2018, 6:57 PM 6,120 Views 6 Comments

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

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