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Ballon D`Or

Vinicius Junior should start thinking big: Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro

However, Casemiro denied putting `too much pressure` on the 19-year-old forward.

Sep 11, 2019, 23:01 PM IST

Lionel Messi banned from international football for three months

The Barcelona forward was also fined 50,000 US dollars by South American football governing body CONMEBOL on Friday.

Aug 03, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

Lionel Messi shines as Barca thrash Espanyol in La Liga

Barcelona will play their next La Liga clash against Levante on December 17. 

Dec 09, 2018, 09:36 AM IST

Lionel Messi's fifth place in Ballon d'Or absurd: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi finished in fifth place in the Ballon d’Or voting on Monday night.

Dec 05, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

Luka Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo dominance to win 2018 Ballon d'Or

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was previously player of the tournament after his national side finished second best in the FIFA World Cup.

Dec 04, 2018, 08:59 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo's fifth Ballon d'Or reignites eternal debate with Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo collected his joint-record fifth Ballon d`Or on Thursday in Paris in the middle of his worst domestic season for Real Madrid, but with a deserved reputation for delivering on the biggest stage of all and when it matters most.

Dec 08, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo collected the trophy in a glitzy ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in the French capital. Lionel Messi came second while Neymar Jr - world's most expensive player - was adjudged third.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:48 AM IST

Unsure of friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo: Lionel Messi

The Argentine and Portuguese international share nine Ballon d`Or awards amongst themselves.

Nov 26, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Kylian Mbappe could win Ballon d`Or, says Blaise Matuidi

While Mbappe and Matuidi have never been club team-mates, the former joining Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in August only after the latter had left for Juventus, they have lined up on the same team sheet for the national side.

Oct 03, 2017, 23:50 PM IST

It's confirmed! Barcelona extend Lionel Messi contract until 2021

The 30-year-old Argentina international joined FC Barcelona in 2000 when he was just 13 years old in the youth training centre.

Jul 05, 2017, 23:54 PM IST

Does Cristiano Ronaldo deserve a fifth Ballon d`Or? Real Madrid fans definitely think so

A third Champions League win in four years has drawn comparisons to the great Real side that won the first five editions of the European Cup between 1955 and 1960.

Jun 05, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

Ballon d`Or in play as Cristiano Ronaldo bears down on Lionel Messi

The two have dominated the award for the past decade in the battle to not just be considered the best of their generation, but among the best of all time.

Jun 01, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon knocking on Ballon d`Or door

Now 39 and heading towards retirement following the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Buffon remains one of the world`s best.

May 30, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sees huge potential in 'in-form' winger Leroy Sane

Guardiola, who managed five-time Ballon d`Or winner Lionel Messi during his four seasons at Barcelona, has seen enough of Sane so far to realise he has the abilities to become world class.

Mar 06, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

Obituary: French football legend Raymond Kopa dies aged 85

Winner of the Ballon d`Or in 1958, the attacking midfielder, whose real name was Kopaszewski.

Mar 03, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri pips Zinedine Zidane to win FIFA best men`s coach award

Under Ranieri`s leadership, Leicester pulled off a shocker and defy title odds of 5,000-1 to lift the Premier League trophy.



Jan 10, 2017, 09:43 AM IST

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo named best player, Fernando Santos best manager at Globe Soccer Awards

Ronaldo claimed award after helping his country land their first major title at this year`s European Championship and firing Real to a record 11th European Cup triumph.

Dec 28, 2016, 09:30 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo hits 500th goal as Real Madrid reach FIFA Club World Cup final

The European champions will now play shock finalists, J-League champions Kashima Antlers at Yokohama International Stadium on Sunday for yet another title.

Dec 15, 2016, 22:54 PM IST

Ballon d`Or: Five moments that won Cristiano Ronaldo the coveted prize

For the fourth time in his career Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best player in the world by winning the Ballon d`Or on Monday.

Dec 13, 2016, 02:21 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo beats rival Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or for fourth time

Real Madrid's talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious the Ballon d`Or on Monday for the fourth time.

Dec 13, 2016, 01:29 AM IST