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  • ‘I don’t have any more dreams’

    Cristiano Ronaldo reveals that he does not harbor anymore dreams football wise as he has won so many beautiful things.

  • Ronaldo, Messi lead Ballon d'Or nominees

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled on Monday for the 2017 Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award.

  • Ronaldo's slow start sparks Ballon d'Or race

    Ronaldo will be looking to forget his early season struggles as Real Madrid aim to lay down a marker in their quest for a third consecutive Champions League at Borussia Dortmund.

  • I'll give you the Ballon d'Or, Messi told Neymar

    Lionel Messi reportedly promised that he would make Neymar a Ballon d'Or winner if he stayed back at the Camp Nou.

  • Bartomeu sings Messi song

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, after the Argentine was beaten to the prize by Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • ‘Messi deserves Ballon d'Or every year’

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, after the Argentine was beaten to the prize by Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • No surprises -- its Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or on Monday to get one over his nemesis Lionel Messi in their long-running duel for the title of best footballer on the planet.

  • No surprises -- its Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or on Monday to get one over his nemesis Lionel Messi in their long-running duel for the title of best footballer on the planet.

  • Ronaldo's 4th?

    Come 1900 GMT on Monday, what looks to be a poorly kept secret will officially be out -- Cristiano Ronaldo will bag his fourth Ballon d'Or as the world's top footballer.

  • Ballon d'Or just reward for hat-trick hero Ronaldo

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he has no doubt Cristiano Ronaldo will be the deserving winner of a fourth Ballon d'Or come January, but his hat-trick in a 3-0 defeat of Atletico Madrid on Saturday may convince others.

  • Ballon d'Or returns home to France

    The Ballon d'Or deal between France football and FIFA has ended, the French publication and football's governing body announce.

  • Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or: Neymar

    The winner of the next Ballon d'Or award won't be named for another six months, but Neymar is pretty sure who will be.

  • ‘Messi is Barca’s leader’

    Luis Enrique has lauded Lionel Messi as Barcelona's leader and "the best wherever he plays".

  • ‘I don't work to win the Ballon d'Or’

    Neymar of Barcelona has claimed that winning trophies motivates him more than being named the best footballer in the world.

  • Messi cuts Ronaldo's lead to five

    Lionel Messi's goal at the weekend saw the Argentine reduce Cristiano Ronaldo lead to five in the pair's head-to-head scoring contest in La Liga.

  • Messi owes me: Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo explains to reporters how he helped out his rival Lionel Messi with language issues and now expects to be paid.

  • ‘Messi's achievements beyond my wildest dreams’

    Lionel Messi's father says he could never have dreamed of the success Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or winner has enjoyed.

  • Ronaldo statue vandalised

    Culprits write 'Messi' on the back of the bronze homage to the Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo, scribbling the number 10 underneath.

  • Magical Messi: Most dominant player of all time

    Lionel Messi is rewriting football history. Before the emergence of the Argentine attacker just over a decade ago, the game's records were spread out among a select band of legends. But now there are hardly any left for anyone else.

  • ‘Messi is a miracle from God’

    Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan believes superstar forward Lionel Messi is "a miracle from God".

  • Messi widely tipped to regain Ballon d'Or

    Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Maradona was my inspiration: Messi

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi has credited Diego Maradona with being his biggest influence starting a career in football.

  • Messi wants £600,000-a-week Arsenal move

    The winter window gets closer with each passing day and the transfer rumour mill is starting to pick up steam. Here’s the latest and greatest from Europe’s top football leagues.

  • I have a few women: Ronaldo

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to decide which lady to pick, while he claims it is not easy being pursued by girls only interested in him because of his fame.

  • Ronaldo doesn't let defeat ruin film debut

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was sad about the club's 3-2 loss to Sevilla but didn't let it affect his mood for the world premiere of "Ronaldo" the documentary about his life.

  • Messi denies Ronaldo rivalry

    Injured Barcelona star Lionel Messi has failed to rule out leaving the Treble winners in the future, and has denied he is in competition with Ballon d'Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

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