Ballon d’Or

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk makes Fun of Cristiano Ronaldo for his Absence during the Ballon d’Or Awards Ceremony

While Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo for his sixth Ballon d’Or…

Lionel Messi with the Ballon d'Or Trophy

Lionel Messi Wins Ballon d’Or 2019 as Megan Rapinoe, Mathijs de Ligt & Alisson Becker Claim other Awards

Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or 2019 in the ceremony in Paris on Monday, winning…

Franck Ribery Recalls Heartbreak Ballon d’Or 2013 Loss Against Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has recalled his infamous defeat at the Ballon d’Or…

Luka Modric

Luka Modric Escapes Time in Jail

Luka Modric, who stunned the entire footballing world by winning the Ballon d’Or award, earlier…

Andy Murray

Andy Murray Blasts Sexism at Ballon d’Or

Andy Murray, who has always stood up for women, over the years, berated the Ballon…

7 Players Who Could Have Won the Ballon d’Or if Not for Messi or Ronaldo

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi have been sweeping the FIFA Ballon d’Or for…

Famous players who won the Ballon d’Or before Messi and Ronaldo-essentiallysports.com

The FIFA Ballon d’Or is the most prestigious award for an individual in football and…

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FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards: Conflicts Explained

Another Ballon d’Or ceremony concluded, and with it concluded the much hyped and discussed set…

Factbox – FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi

ZURICH (Reuters) – Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who won the FIFA…

Messi wins FIFA Ballon d’Or award for fifth time

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – Lionel Messi reclaimed the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for…

Ballon d’Or 2015 GALA: ES TOP 3

The final countdown for the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala has started and the event is…

Neymar in FC Barcelona jersey pointing towards the emblem

Neymar will be best in world next year: Ronaldo

By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two…

Messi and Ronaldo make Ballon d’Or shortlist

REUTERS – Real Madrid’s blockbuster ‘BBC’ forward line and Barcelona’s devastating ‘MSN’ trio are set…

Ronaldo & Messi drive each other to even greater heights

By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) – One moment that perhaps best illustrates the difference between…

FIFA Ballon d'Or

Timeline for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015

The most coveted Individual award is on the horizon as FIFA has announced the timeline…

Real Madrid Ronaldo Raul's Scoring Record

Cristiano Ronaldo equals Raul’s scoring record

MALMO (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer when he…

UEFA club trophies in the 21st Century

European glory has normally been split between clubs of different nationalities across the UEFA Territory.…

Eleven smallest Ballon d’Or winning margins in history

The Ballon d’Or is an award with a lot of significance to the players who win…

rooney manchester united

Top 10 football players wearing the number 10

So many of the world’s greatest football players wear the number ten for their respective clubs.…

Juventus vs Barcelona – Past Meetings

This year’s UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin will focus on the best teams from…

Mesut Ozil

Resurrection of the maestro: Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil came to North London with high expectations, and why not? He was infact…

Ballon d’Or 2015- Winners

So, the much awaited Ballon d’Or ceremony concluded in Zurich where football’s greatest are honored…

Who Should Win The Ballon d’Or?

It is that time of the year again when all football fans will fiercely debate…

Ballon d’Or: 6 players who missed out on the list

FIFA announced it’s 23 man ‘short-list’ for the 2014 Ballon d’Or and whilst the usual…

Cristiano Ronaldo- Way Ahead for the No.7

It was somewhere around the start of last season when the Real Madrid star hinted…