Ballon D'or

England coach Hodgson picks Mascherano for Ballon d'Or

First Reaction
Tue 13 Jan, AT 13:45

No room for Ronaldo or Messi in Hodgson's top three as he picks two utility men and a goalkeeper

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or as David Luiz sneaks into world XI

First Reaction
Tue 13 Jan, AT 08:42

No surprise at the winner of the award, but disappointment for Neuer and incredulity over Luiz

Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munchen

Can Neuer upstage Messi and Ronaldo to claim Ballon d'Or?

Preview
Tue 2 Dec, AT 09:17

World Cup winning goalkeeper has an outside chance of breaking the forwards' monopoly

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo a shoo-in as Suarez and Ribery left out

One-Minute Read
Tue 28 Oct, AT 11:17

Spain and Germany dominate shortlist with no English or Italian players and Ronaldo odds-on to win

Cristiano Ronaldo

Why Cristiano Ronaldo must beat Messi to the Ballon d'Or

Talking Point
Mon 13 Jan, AT 13:23

Real Madrid superstar is expected to end his rival's reign as the world's best footballer tonight

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo crushes Ibrahimovic as hat-trick finally eclipses Messi

First Reaction
Wed 20 Nov, AT 10:53

Amazing hat-trick earns Portugal a place in Brazil and should see Ronaldo crowned the greatest

Bale joins Messi and Ronaldo on Ballon d'Or shortlist

One-Minute Read
Tue 29 Oct, AT 12:49

No Englishmen feature on the 23-man shortlist for Fifa's footballer of the year award

Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi voted world’s best player yet again

First Post
Tue 8 Jan, AT 09:21

Barca failed to win Champions League or Spanish league last year – but still Messi was breathtaking

Messi and Ronaldo battle over boots as well as Ballon d'Or

One-Minute Read
Wed 7 Nov, AT 12:15

World's two best footballers launch new boots for Adidas and Nike

Van Persie, Premier League overlooked for Ballon D'Or

First Post
Tue 1 Nov, AT 12:56

Only one Englishman and four home-based players are in the running for the Fifa award

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