Ballon D'or

Back pages: Lionel Messi makes Ballon d’Or history
Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d’Or award
In Brief

Back pages: Lionel Messi makes Ballon d’Or history

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 3 December
3 Dec 2019
Sport shorts: Messi ‘already told’ he has won Ballon d’Or
Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or in 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009
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Sport shorts: Messi ‘already told’ he has won Ballon d’Or

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 26 November
26 Nov 2019
Sport shorts: Van Dijk the bookies’ Ballon d’Or favourite
Virgil van Dijk won the Uefa Champions League with Liverpool this year
In Brief

Sport shorts: Van Dijk the bookies’ Ballon d’Or favourite

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 22 October
22 Oct 2019
Ballon d’Or: reactions to Hegerberg being asked to ‘twerk’
Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg and French DJ Martin Solveig
In Brief

Ballon d’Or: reactions to Hegerberg being asked to ‘twerk’

Lyon and Norway star won the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award
4 Dec 2018
Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric wins to end near-perfect year
Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, men’s winner Luka Modric and Kopa Trophy winner Kylian Mbappe
In Brief

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric wins to end near-perfect year

‘Twerk’ comment overshadows crowning of Ada Hegerberg as the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or winner
4 Dec 2018
Ballon d’Or 2018: shortlist, betting odds, start time
Luka Modric with his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo
In Review

Ballon d’Or 2018: shortlist, betting odds, start time

Can Luka Modric end the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi domination?
3 Dec 2018
Ballon d’Or: Pogba hopes Griezmann, Mbappe or Varane wins
Paul Pogba starred as France won the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia
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Ballon d’Or: Pogba hopes Griezmann, Mbappe or Varane wins

French midfielder takes ‘fresh swipe’ at Man Utd boss Mourinho
10 Oct 2018

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Ballon d’Or: Modric odds on ahead of Ronaldo and Mbappe
Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia
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Ballon d’Or: Modric odds on ahead of Ronaldo and Mbappe

Eleven Premier League players included on the 30-man shortlist
9 Oct 2018
Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or: Has it become a La Liga love in?
Cristiano Ronaldo
In Brief

Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or: Has it become a La Liga love in?

Real Madrid star reclaims award from Lionel Messi as Spanish teams claim the top six places, with Riyad Mahrez seventh
13 Dec 2016
Ronaldo plays down Messi rivalry as Ballon d'Or looms
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In Brief

Ronaldo plays down Messi rivalry as Ballon d'Or looms

Real Madrid star says there is 'big mutual respect' between the players - even if they don't vote for each other
28 Oct 2016
Lionel Messi beats Ronaldo to claim fifth Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi wins Ballon d'Or 2015
In Depth

Lionel Messi beats Ronaldo to claim fifth Ballon d'Or

Argentine wins back award after two years, but Neymar's hat and James Nesbitt's hair steal the limelight
12 Jan 2016
Can Neymar finally break the Ballon d'Or duopoly?
Neymar
In Depth

Can Neymar finally break the Ballon d'Or duopoly?

Barcelona's Brazilian forward joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for the world player of the year award
1 Dec 2015
Real Madrid and Barcelona strikers on Ballon d'Or shortlist
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In Depth

Real Madrid and Barcelona strikers on Ballon d'Or shortlist

Gareth Bale is only British footballer on list as it emerges that only 12 English players have appeared in Champions League this season
20 Oct 2015
England coach Hodgson picks Mascherano for Ballon d'Or
England Manager Roy Hodgson
In Depth

England coach Hodgson picks Mascherano for Ballon d'Or

No room for Ronaldo or Messi in Hodgson's top three as he picks two utility men and a goalkeeper
13 Jan 2015
BALLON D'OR: Neuer's hopes dashed by Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or
In Depth

BALLON D'OR: Neuer's hopes dashed by Ronaldo

No surprise at the winner of the award, but disappointment for Neuer and incredulity over Luiz
13 Jan 2015
Can Neuer upstage Messi and Ronaldo to claim Ballon d'Or?
Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munchen
In Review

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

World Cup winning goalkeeper has an outside chance of breaking the forwards' monopoly
2 Dec 2014
BALLON D'OR: the shortlist has been released
Cristiano Ronaldo
In Brief

BALLON D'OR: the shortlist has been released

Spain and Germany dominate shortlist with no English or Italian players and Ronaldo odds-on to win
28 Oct 2014
Why Cristiano Ronaldo must beat Messi to the Ballon d'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo
In Depth

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

Real Madrid superstar is expected to end his rival's reign as the world's best footballer tonight
13 Jan 2014
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