Tag Archives: Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘regrets Juventus transfer and thinks he’d have more Ballons d’Or if he stayed with Real Madrid’

By | 9th December 2019

CRISTIANO RONALDO has conceded in private that leaving Real Madrid for Juventus was a mistake, according to reports. The £88million transfer in July 2018 the winger speak of a “new challenge” as he looked to conquer Italy the same way he had Spain and England. In his first season in Turin, Ronaldo only won the […]

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Luka Modric slams ex-Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for snubbing Ballon d’Or awards after Lionel Messi win

By | 4th December 2019

REAL MADRID ace Luka Modric has appeared to take a sly dig at former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for lacking “respect” by not showing up to the Ballon d’Or ceremony. The 34-year-old made the comments after Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or on Monday – as he beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk by just […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘delayed Serie A award bash by staying in car until he was announced winner and tried to block photos’

By | 3rd December 2019

CRISTIANO RONALDO reportedly stayed in his car until it was time to pick up his own awards at Serie A’s Gala del Calcio last night. The Italian top flight’s awards ceremony is strangely held on the same night as the Ballon d’Or. And while Ronaldo did snub the Ballon d’Or gala in Paris in order […]

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Chelsea legend Drogba finally takes selfie with Mbappe 10 years after he first snubbed PSG superstar

By | 3rd December 2019

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN superstar Kylian Mbappe finally got his dream selfie with Didier Drogba – TEN years after first being snubbed by the Ivorian legend. Mbappe, then ten-years-old, was present for Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in 2009. And the youngster wouldn’t have believed his luck when, as a favour […]

Van Dijk bows to Messi’s ‘greatness’ and aims dig at no-show Ronaldo after missing out on Ballon d’Or 2019

By | 2nd December 2019

VIRGIL VAN DIJK took a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo after bowing to Lionel Messi’s “greatness” at the 2019 Ballon d’Or awards. The Dutchman finished second behind Messi who he congratulated but he aimed a dig at the absent Ronaldo who came in third. Messi claimed his record sixth Ballon d’Or at the swanky do in […]

Lionel Messi wins record sixth Ballon d’Or as Barcelona superstar pips Virgil van Dijk to award in glitzy Paris bash

By | 2nd December 2019

LIONEL MESSI made history by bagging a record SIXTH Ballon d’Or. The Barcelona icon beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk in Paris — moving one ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Van Dijk said: “You need to respect greatness.  It was an amazing year — but there’s a couple of players who are a bit unnatural. “I […]

Ballon d’Or 2019: UK start time, live stream, TV channel and odds for TONIGHT’S prestigious ceremony in Paris

By | 2nd December 2019

VIRGIL VAN DIJK has emerged as one of the favourites to bag the 2019 Ballon d’Or award. The Liverpool star will battle it out against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual prize in football. A leaked image has appeared to revealed the winner of the award ahead of […]

Ballon d’Or 2019: UK start time, live stream, TV channel and odds for TONIGHT’S prestigious ceremony in Paris

By | 2nd December 2019

VIRGIL VAN DIJK has emerged as one of the favourites to bag the 2019 Ballon d’Or award. The Liverpool star will battle it out against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual prize in football. A leaked image has appeared to revealed the winner of the award ahead of […]

No Spain players in Ballon d’Or nominations for first time since 1993 as De Gea, Ramos and Silva all overlooked

By | 22nd October 2019

NO Spanish players featured in the Ballon d’Or nominations for the first time since 1993 this year. It means the likes of David De Gea, Sergio Ramos and even David Silva – who helped Manchester City win the Premier League – were overlooked. No Spanish player had a particularly successful year with Alberto Moreno their […]

Ballon d’Or snubbed XI includes superstars 2018 winner Modric, Kane, Kante, Robertson and Neymar

By | 22nd October 2019

THE Ballon d’Or nominations have highlighted some of the biggest stars in world football over the past year — including Mo Salah, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. But there have also been some notable omissions from the showpiece annual soccer awards, not least last year’s winner Luka Modric. It has been a far tougher 12 […]