Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Cerezo Osaka forward believes that his Uruguay teammate can break Messi and Ronaldo's monopoly on the FIFA award.
Monday, February 3, 2014
The defender thinks his former Manchester United teammate earned the accolade and suggested Pep Guardiola is the best coach in the world
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Argentina legend has voiced his dismay with the decision to award the Brazilian an honorary Ballon d'Or and feels he will always be superior to his nemesis.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Portuguese presented the individual award to a packed Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday and then helped his side leapfrog Barca and Atletico.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Frenchman lost out to Cristiano Ronaldo for the individual accolade but his Bayern Munich teammate is confident Ribery will build on a successful 2013.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Real Madrid attacker eventually beat Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery to football’s most prestigious individual award but admits the speculation was difficult to deal with.
Monday, January 20, 2014
The 41-year-old believes the France international was unfortunate to finish third at the gala in Zurich but hailed the achievements of winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Frenchman has ridiculed the outcome of the award, while also voicing his dismay with the absence of several Bayern stars in the FIFPro World XI.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Despite congratulating the Real Madrid forward for winning the Ballon d'Or, the Blaugrana coach insists that his Argentina international remains the top dog
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
As the Portuguese returned to the summit of world football on Monday with his second Ballon d'Or victory, Goal takes a look at his long and arduous road to the top.
The France winger remained upbeat after missing out on the individual trophy and is aiming for more silverware in 2014.
The Sweden international had an entertaining conversation with BVB trainer Jurgen Klopp about his future.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Portugal's Paulo Bento not only backed his star forward for the prize but excluded Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi from his top three
The Portuguese selected the Monaco striker as his best player of 2013, as FIFA reveals the breakdown of votes among the national team captains
The Bayern Munich winger would have been crowned World Player of the Year had the voting system used until 2009 still been in place
The UEFA president and former winner of the award believes Franck Ribery's failure to land the 2013 prize proves team success is no longer taken into account for the nominees.
The Mexico coach did not vote for Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, while the national team captain gave his first-place vote to to the Barcelona star and none to the eventual winner
The Argentine lost his crown as the world's greatest player to Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday, but Barcelona's director of football says it will not affect his star player.
The former Bayern Munich coach was disappointed to see his former charge miss out as Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the world's best footballer for 2013.
The iconic former Brazil international was presented with the trophy in Monday's ceremony in Zurich, having been ineligible to lift the prize during his playing career.