Monday, January 19, 2015
The former Netherlands star has criticized the decision to award the Madrid forward the trophy and feels Toni Kroos would have been a more worthy winner.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo won the award for the second successive year on Monday but the Arsenal boss insists he prefers the focus to be on the team, rather than an individual.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
As los Blancos celebrated an individual award, Diego Simeone's side collectively put them to the sword for the fourth time a row - inspired by the club's very own golden boy.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Dutchman is refusing to restrict his options when it comes to hanging up his boots and says he loves the variety that Pep Guardiola's tactics bring to Bayern
Following an almost-complete snub for the Liga champions at the FIFA award ceremony on Monday, the Rojiblancos coach says he hopes 2015 and beyond are different
FIFPro has revealed the 55 players who received the most votes for the 2014 World XI. So which stars won the respect of their peers in the annual poll?
Despite producing one of football’s biggest miracles last season, Diego Simeone's warriors received little acknowledgement in Zurich – unlike their city rivals.
The former Germany player and coach expressed sympathy for his compatriot, who lost in the final round of Ballon d'Or voting.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Portugal star, who now has three Ballons d'Or trophies, says he didn't think he could stay on top of his game for so long.
The Germany coach has gushed that the Bayern defender, who captained the nation to its first World Cup in 24 years last summer, deserves more credit for his talent.
Lionel Messi was snubbed on the Ballon d'Or ballots by four Mexicans with voting rights.
The Poland captain regrets ticking the box next to the Portuguese's name and wishes he'd backed one of his current teammates instead.
Goal examines the players who could lift the prestigious award in 12 months, with Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer in with a chance of reaching the podium once again
His 2014 individual triumph was never in doubt, but Cristiano cannot be considered a great until he achieves something with his country - and neither can Leo
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Argentine clarified his earlier comments in which he claimed he did not know where he would be playing next year by saying he is happy at Camp Nou
The Real Madrid superstar won the Ballon d'Or for the third time and says he misses his former manager and the club's fans, though he is also keen to win more trophies in Spain
Goal takes a look at whom the media representatives voted for from around the world, with the Argentine proving to be far more popular than his rival among journalists.
The Portuguese says his teammates at the Bernabeu would have been familiar with his on-stage roar at the Ballon d'Or.
The 2014 World Cup-winning coach looked around his dressing room before casting his vote for the Ballon d'Or, while others unsurprisingly followed suit.
International skippers from around the world gave their picks for the prestigious award, with the vast majority backing their teammates.