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Ballon d’Or Winners in Ronaldo and Messi’s absence

Ronaldo and Messi together

Since 2008 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have grabbed all the Ballon d’Or awards. The Argentine has won an unprecedented five, while the Portuguese has finished atop the podium thrice. But what if the duo weren’t part of their clubs and they still went on to win all the trophies they won since 2008. Who would win the Ballon d’Ors ...

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FIFA Ballon d’Or – The process and favourites

Ballon d'Or

Criteria The selection criteria for the Ballon d’Or is quite extensive. The award takes into consideration not a full European season that generally takes place between the period of August to May, but performances are judged from a November to November cycle, meaning that it effectively judges a player on the basis of their showing in parts of two seasons. ...

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The most undeserving Ballon d’Or winners

Michael Owen (2001) The 2000/01 season was a very successful one for Liverpool as they collected a treble of cups – the UEFA Cup, the FA Cup and the League Cup. At the forefront of the Reds’ unprecedented success was their forward Michael Owen as he racked in 24 goals from 46 appearances and went on to win the Ballon ...

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player of all-time

Photo credits: Paul Not everyone recognizes Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in the history of football, but the day the legendary forward decides to hang up his boots and lets the dust settle behind him, everyone will be deemed to acknowledge the exceptional career that the Portuguese stalwart has had. The former Manchester United winger has won ...

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Top 5 Solo performances in football

Diego Maradona vs. England at the Estadio Azteca (1986 World Cup) There are few individual performances that can rival Maradona’s in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against Argentina’s hated rivals England. The Argentine captain put in a performance that defeated the Three Lions both with his incredible play as well has his mendaciousness. The match saw Maradona put his team ...

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Best Quotes on Gary Neville

If you like hard working people, then you’ll love Gary Alexander Neville. Born in Greater Manchester in 1975, Gary Neville has had an incredible journey so far. One of Manchester United’s most loyal servant, Gary is also one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. The former United skipper has won 20 major trophies in his time at ...

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Euro 2016: 5 Potential Golden Boot winners

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal have been placed in a relatively easy group at the European Championship in the coming summer. They have the likes of Iceland, Austria and Hungary to contend with in Group F. Ronaldo has been in great form again this season, having scored 30 goals already this season, and he is odds on favourite to end the Euros ...

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