Ballon d'Or

Have no doubt Lionel Messi will re-sign contract: Barcelona chief

The 33-year-old is currently contracted until the end of next season with Barcelona holding talks with the ace Argentina forward about an extension.

Jul 26, 2020, 19:33 PM IST

Fabio Cannavaro steps down as China football coach

Cannavaro, who won the Ballon D'Or and the World Cup in 2006 as a player, was appointed as China's coach in the face of the China Championship 2019 disputed in March.

Apr 29, 2019, 18:41 PM IST

Yearender 2018: France end 20-year World Cup jinx, Novak Djokovic returns to top

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic ended the year at the numero-uno spot in the ATP rankings for the fifth time.

Dec 31, 2018, 18:26 PM IST

We should always believe we are the best, insists Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is -- and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude.

Mar 20, 2018, 21:47 PM IST

Manchester City titles can help Kevin De Bruyne win Ballon d'Or, says Pep Guardiola

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne will be a serious Ballon d`Or contender if he wins major titles with the Premier League club, according to his manager Pep Guardiola.

Feb 12, 2018, 16:32 PM IST

1995 Ballon d'Or winner George Weah set to win Liberia presidency after 98.1 percent of all votes counted

The National Election Commission (NEC) said Weah had won an insurmountable 61.5 percent of Tuesday's vote, which was delayed several weeks after a legal challenge from Boakai.

Dec 29, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

Ballon d'Or 2017: Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue, Shortlisted Nominees

The award is given by France Football, based on votes from international journalists, national team coaches and captains. Leo Messi won the inaugural Ballon d'Or in 2010.

Dec 07, 2017, 19:56 PM IST

FIFA U-17 World Cup: George Weah's son Timothy surprised by India's performance

Timothy, son of legendary Liberian footballer George Weah who won the Ballon d'Or in 1995, is a key player of the US side in this U-17 World Cup. He recently signed with Paris Saint-Germain.

Oct 08, 2017, 18:06 PM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo's slow start sparks Ballon d'Or race

Ronaldo will be looking to forget his early season struggles as Real Madrid aim to lay down a marker in their quest for a third consecutive Champions League at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Sep 25, 2017, 23:51 PM IST

Anthony Martial tips Manchester United team mate Paul Pogba to win Ballon d'Or soon

Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus in 2016, scored five goals and provided four assists in 30 Premier League appearances last campaign.

Aug 22, 2017, 17:29 PM IST

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane reveals Ballon d'Or dream

Kane, 23, has won the Premier League Golden Boot for the past two seasons and is the first Spurs player since Jimmy Greaves to have scored 20+ top-flight goals in three successive campaigns.

Jun 09, 2017, 08:56 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo emerges as heavy favourite to win 2016 FIFA Best Player award

Besides Ronaldo and Messi, French and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann also shortlisted in the Best FIFA Men's Player Award category.

Jan 08, 2017, 23:05 PM IST

La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Granada 5-0 to equal Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten record

Real's relentless run stretching back to April last year continued once the action got underway as they scored four times in the opening half-hour.

Jan 08, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

'Won't die if I fail to win Ballon d'Or,'' says Barcelona forward Neymar

Neymar was a Ballon d`Or finalist for the first time last year, eventually missing out to teammate Lionel Messi, who claimed the prize for a fifth time.

Dec 26, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

Lionel Messi deserves Ballon d`Or every year: Barcelona president

In 2016, France Football announced the end of their partnership with FIFA, and return back to their original Ballon d'Or award.

Dec 21, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

Ballon d'Or: Amid tax-evasion controversy, Cristiano Ronaldo almost certain to beat Lionel Messi to win his fourth award

The Real Madrid and Portugal star won the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and third time overall after one title with Manchester United in 2008.

Dec 11, 2016, 11:23 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo has already won Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi? Spanish media claims so

Ronaldo, who won the prestigious gong in 2008, 2013 and 2014, scored a total of 51 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season.

Dec 06, 2016, 23:52 PM IST

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo frontrunners for Ballon d'Or, says Thierry Henry

Messi has won the Ballon five times, including in last year, while Ronaldo has bagged thrice.

Oct 25, 2016, 20:10 PM IST

Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez included in 30-man Ballon d'Or longlist; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo favourites

The Foxes pair are among eight Premier League stars on the list.

Oct 25, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo might win the Ballon d'Or but Lionel Messi is the best: Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is convinced that Lionel Messi "will reconsider" a return to the Argentina national football team.

Jul 22, 2016, 20:31 PM IST