Saturday, 3 December 2016

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The Brazilian says there is absolutely no doubting the Los Blancos star's standing in the game and claims it only for for him to be handed the Ballon d'Or

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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The Liverpool ace, who has been to Barcelona, talked up his trio of prospective future team-mates in their race to be crowned this year's best player

Sunday, 27 November 2016

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The Frenchman feels it is nearly impossible to end the two multiple times winner's joint-grip on the Ballon d'Or trophy, as he aims to end an eight year run

Monday, 21 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

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After achieving European success with club and country, the Real Madrid star should win the prize for the fourth time in his career, the former striker says

Monday, 7 November 2016

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Upon signing a new five-year contract with Real Madrid, the 31-year-old forward insisted that he remains fully committed to representing his country

Sunday, 6 November 2016

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The Real Madrid star is the heavy favourite to win this year's prize but the Nice striker believes it should once again be heading to a Barcelona player

Saturday, 5 November 2016

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The Barcelona talisman is up for a sixth World Player of the Year award and Sevilla boss believes another trophy is required to give others a chance to win

Monday, 31 October 2016

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The Uruguayan believes his ex-Manchester United team-mate has fallen behind Barcelona talisman when it comes to conjuring up moments of individual magic

Saturday, 29 October 2016

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The Real Madrid legend understands the superstar's frustration with his current lack of goals, even if he backs him to win the Ballon d'Or this year despite his recent struggles

Friday, 28 October 2016

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The forward should claim the lucrative individual gong after helping Real Madrid to Champions League glory and Portugal to Euro 2016 victory, according to the former Italy captain

Thursday, 27 October 2016

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With two Foxes stars on the award shortlist, the manager has hailed a "special" achievement for his charges after the club's shock Premier League win

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

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The Spurs midfielder thinks topping the Premier League goalscoring charts last season should have earned his White Hart Lane colleague a nod for the top award

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

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The Real Madrid icon backed the Portuguese to be crowned the world's best player over Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann following his Champions League and Euro 2016 successes

Monday, 24 October 2016

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The organisers of the award have explained why the Chelsea and Belgium midfielder, as well as Karim Benzema, did not merit a nomination for the coveted individual gong

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The Spanish top flight has 13 representatives, beating the Premier League's eight, Bundesliga with five, Serie A's three and Portugal's Primeira Liga sole nod

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The Premier League winner, who is joined on the 30-man shortlist by Leicester City team-mate Riyad Mahrez, is the first Englishman nominated since Wayne Rooney in 2012

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Goal runs through a selection of footballing superstars who are notable absentees from the Ballon d'Or 30-man shortlist revealed on Monday...

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The Barcelona star was included in the fourth set of players named on the 30-man shortlist for this year's prize, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among the candidates