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#World Player of the Year

# world-player-of-the-year - Friday 2 November, 2018

'Quality operator' Sexton in strong position to follow in Wood's footsteps

The Ireland out-half could be named World Rugby Player of the Year later this month.

# world-player-of-the-year - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'Juve have become a clear favourite for the Champions League'

Lionel Messi says he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid.

# world-player-of-the-year - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and the top 10 highest earners in MLS

Kaka tops the list of Major League Soccer’s highest-paid players for a third straight year.

# world-player-of-the-year - Friday 17 February, 2017

All Black legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving

The two-time World Cup winner, who plays for defending French champions Racing 92, said there were no excuses for his behaviour.

# world-player-of-the-year - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

No regrets for Barca boss amid rumours of Messi bust-up

Enrique left the four-time World Player of the Year on the bench for the club’s 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad.

# world-player-of-the-year - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland's Niamh Briggs nominated for IRB World Player of the Year

The 29-year-old UL Bohemians and Munster fullback is on a four-player shortlist.

# world-player-of-the-year - Sunday 13 July, 2014

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes

This is the third consecutive World Cup in which the sides have met.

# world-player-of-the-year - Saturday 4 January, 2014

No Elche return as Lionel Messi still out of action

The star had previously been expected to make a return in this weekend’s game.

# world-player-of-the-year - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Bayern dominate Ballon D'Or nominations

The treble winners boast six players on the short-list for the FIFA award.

# world-player-of-the-year - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Lionel Messi faces fitness race ahead of Bayern clash

However, Jordi Roura is hopeful the star will be fit in time for their Champions League semi-final.

# world-player-of-the-year - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

The world's greatest? Barca stars dominate Ballon d'Or 'shortlist' Not You Again

The world's greatest? Barca stars dominate Ballon d'Or 'shortlist'

Reigning world player of the year Lionel Messi is one of eight Barcelona players nominated for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or.