29 Apr 2019
Virgil van Dijk was crowned the Premier League's Player of the Year by his peers on Sunday, but the Liverpool defender insists he is not thinking of battling Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or.
6 Dec 2018
Lionel Messi finishing fifth in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was “absurd”, says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.
5 Dec 2018
Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC…
4 Dec 2018
Luka Modric was announced the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner ahead of five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on Monday. The Croatian capped a successful year with the award after he won the Champions League and was a finalist in the 2018 World Cup. Prior to the announcement, the diminutive midfielder had won the UEFA…
3 Dec 2018
Croatian and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on Monday night pipped Juventus's talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona Lionel Messi to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or. Modric, who was closely followed by Ronaldo and Antonio Griezmann as second and third respectively, won the Ballon d’Or after he played an integral role in Real Madrid winning a…
24 Nov 2018
Africa’s leading digital TV operator, StarTimes on Thursday announced that it would broadcast the 2018 Ballon d’Or ceremony with its World Football Channel on December 3.
9 Nov 2018
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe told AFP on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain football's greatest players but that his own World Cup heroics could help crown him the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.
1 Nov 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he has plenty of contenders capable of taking his Ballon D’Or crown this year, but doesn’t believe Lionel Messi is one of them. The Juventus striker is looking to claim his third title in a row, and what would a record-breaking sixth for an individual. He is currently tied on five with…
9 Oct 2018
Lists of nominees for men's and women's Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday:
9 Oct 2018
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.
8 Oct 2018
Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award announced on Monday.
18 Sep 2018
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.