Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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The Barcelona striker turned down the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony in Zurich earlier this month after being named the best player at the Club World Cup in Japan.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Lionel Messi has shown off his own unique pair of platinum Adidas Messi 15 boots to commemorate winning his fifth Ballon d'Or award on Monday.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will doubtless be in the running again, but who could end their dominance of the game's most prestigious individual prize next year?

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Tactical voting, bad jokes, a cringe-worthy ceremony and strange selections saw FIFA's famous gala endure an embarrassing edition Monday - and it's nothing new, writes Ben Hayward.

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In his latest exclusive column for Goal, the Bayern Munich defender says Lionel Messi deserved to win his fifth title but suggests a format change for the future.

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With Lionel Messi ending his reign as the world's best player and Neymar on the rise, the now 30-year-old Portuguese faces an uphill task to reclaim his throne, writes Mark Doyle.

Monday, January 11, 2016

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Paul Pogba is determined to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or at some stage in the future and pip Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the trophy.

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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo remains hungry for success and wants to score 500 more goals in the remainder of his career.

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Lionel Messi has won the 2015 Ballon d'Or, but who did the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zlatan Ibrahimovic name in their top three?

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Iran manager and former Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo in favor of Barcelona forward Messi while Joachim Low opted for Manuel Neuer

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Pictures from glamorous ceremony in Zurich as football's elite turn out to see whether it will be Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar who claims the 2015 Ballon d'Or

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The Argentine won his fifth Ballon d'Or on Monday, a triumph that reflects his stronghold on soccer in the past seven years, writes Ben Hayward.

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The Barcelona star capped a stunning year with his fifth World Player of the Year gong, holding off competition from teammate Neymar and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.