Ronaldo, Messi, Salah battle Modric for Ballon d’or
FIFA best player of the year Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award after he was named yesterday among 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or alongside the likes of ex-Real Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
'Ignorance makes you very bold' - Ramos slams Griezmann attitude
Sergio Ramos has launched a scathing attack on Antoine Griezmann's attitude after the French forward said he has his eye on the Ballon d'Or this year and is on a par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ballon d'Or 'on my mind', says Griezmann after FIFA snub
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann says he still can't fathom why he was not voted one of the world's top three players by FIFA -- but hopes winning the "more prestigious" Ballon d'Or will make amends.
Luka Modric named UEFA player of year
Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco after his Champions League exploits.
Ronaldo versus Salah: the Ballon d'Or on the line?
In an age when individual awards are given ever greater importance, Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool -- and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah -- could determine the winner of the next Ballon d'Or.
Players capable of usurping Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo in Ballon d’Or titles race
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won every Ballon d’Or since 2008. The world’s best two players have both won the accolade five times, but 2018 could be the year when their duopoly is finally broken with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane and Paul Pogba among the contenders. For the past decade, the Ballon d’Or…
Ronaldo presents fifth Ballon d'Or to Bernabeu
Cristiano Ronaldo paraded his record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or to an adoring Santiago Bernabeu before Real Madrid’s clash with Sevilla on Saturday.