Ballon d'Or

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the decision for there to be no 2020 Ballon d'Or winner is "not very fair", as he feels Robert Lewandowski could have claimed the…
Robert Lewandowski says the Ballon d'Or is not his focus but that "anything is possible" when it comes to winning the award. The Bayern Munich striker has never been in…
Jose Mourinho still struggles to explain why Wesley Sneijder and the rest of his treble-winning Inter side of 2009-10 failed to earn recognition in the Ballon d'Or voting. A decade …
Fabio Cannavaro has sympathised with Virgil van Dijk after the Liverpool star narrowly missed out on winning last year's Ballon d'Or award. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi came out on top…
Ashley Cole hopes the day will come when a defender wins the Ballon d'Or again but admits it is hard to envisage in the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano…
Sergio Ramos has joked there should be one Ballon d'Or award for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - and an alternative trophy for the rest of the world's footballers to…
Liverpool star Sadio Mane deserved to at least finish in the top three for the Ballon d'Or, according to Senegal team-mate Idrissa Gueye. As Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth…
Sadio Mane would have won the Ballon d'Or if he was European or Brazilian, according to the Liverpool forward's Senegal team-mate Cheikhou Kouyate. Mane came fourth in the final standings…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Lionel Messi as "probably the best player I have seen in my life" but thinks Virgil van Dijk should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or.…
Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk to the 2019 Ballon d'Or by a slender seven-point margin, the award's organisers have confirmed. France Football declared Messi's record sixth victory to be…
Matthijs de Ligt set his sights on team success with Juventus after claiming a prestigious individual prize at the Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday. The Netherlands international was named the…
Barcelona star Lionel Messi believes his record of six Ballon d'Or awards will be broken. Messi, 32, claimed the prize for a sixth time in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool…
Giorgio Chiellini was happy for Lionel Messi to win this year's Ballon d'Or, but the Juventus defender blasted the "theft" that meant Cristiano Ronaldo missed out in 2018. Barcelona star…
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi acknowledged "the moment of withdrawal is approaching" after picking up a record sixth Ballon d'Or crown at Monday's ceremony in Paris. Messi saw off stiff competition…
Virgil van Dijk conceded he had to "respect greatness" after losing out on the 2019 Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi. Barcelona and Argentina forward Messi won the prize for a…
Lionel Messi's uncanny ability to create history continued with a record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or on Monday. The decade-long monopoly on football's most prestigious individual prize held by the Barcelona great…
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has been crowned the first ever winner of the Yachine Trophy at 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris. The 27-year-old beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ederson to…
Megan Rapinoe has added another award to her collection after the United States star beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin. The 34-year-old became a…
Megan Rapinoe has added another award to her collection after the United States star beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin. The 34-year-old became a…
Lionel Messi edged out Virgil van Dijk to claim the Ballon d'Or for a record sixth time on Monday. The Barcelona superstar climbed four places from his 2018 ranking as…
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the winner of the 2019 Kopa Trophy at this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony. Awarded to the best player in the world…
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the winner of the 2019 Kopa Trophy at this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony. Awarded to the best player in the world…
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has been voted 18th in the final list for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, a fall of 15 places from last year. Griezmann finished behind only Luka…
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes voting for the Ballon d'Or should be easy, saying Lionel Messi deserved to win the award. Messi, 32, is tipped to win a record sixth…
Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus "should be appreciated", Andre Villas-Boas said as the Marseille coach backed the star to win the Ballon d'Or. Barcelona star Lionel…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk should beat Lionel Messi to Ballon d'Or glory next month. Dutch defender Van Dijk has had a stunning year with Liverpool, helping…
Kylian Mbappe tipped Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or and admitted that he has suffered from bouts of self-doubt during an injury-plagued year at Paris Saint-Germain. France international…
Megan Rapinoe, Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan lead the nominees for the 2019 Ballon d'Or Femenin in the award's second year. Publication France Football revealed their 20-woman shortlist on Monday,…
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