Americas

Monday, January 11, 2016

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The Argentine phenomenon was left celebrating yet another Ballon d'Or during the Zurich ceremony, and recalled the tough times at the start of 2015

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The Argentine saw off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to win this year's Fifa accolade. Goal takes a look back at his last 12 months...

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After he claimed the prestigious individual honour for the fifth time on Monday, Goal examines the forward's journey from anonymity in Argentina to greatness with Barcelona

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The Vila Nova player, who had been shocked when learning of the nomination following a spectacular scissor kick, left the football world dumbfounded by taking the prize

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There were no burgundy tuxedos nor polka dots on display from the four-time winner this time round, and his plain black threads were no match for the Juventus star's unique look

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Neymar grew notably in 2015, becoming a key part of this Barcelona side. In this gallery, Goal take a look back on the Brazilian’s remarkable 12 months

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The Barcelona forward will focus on the Copa America rather than represent Argentina at the Rio Olympics, Gerardo Martino has confirmed

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The Brazilian revealed that the former Inter striker had a very strange habit of turning up early to urinate on his team-mate's boots before training

Sunday, January 10, 2016

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The Argentine was the star of the club's last Scudetto over 25 years ago, and praised their first half of the season after a commanding 5-1 victory over Frosinone

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COMMENT: The Catalan only managed to claim the Bundesliga with Bayern last term yet has been shortlisted for World Coach of the Year ahead of the double-winning Juventus boss

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The striker has missed the past two months through injury and is not set for a return until March, while they are set to sign Vagner Love

Saturday, January 9, 2016

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Following the Blaugrana's 4-0 Liga win over Granada, the defender indicated he would stand by his outburst against the media and criticised reporters' coverage

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The young Brazilian star has been tipped to move to the Premier League, but a club official assured that they turned down a lucrative approach as insufficient

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The Argentina captain is the hot favourite to pick up his fifth award, but his Blaugrana trainer will not be present in Zurich - despite his own nomination

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The Argentine attacker has scored nine goals to help send Juventus up to fourth in Serie A and the Sampdoria boss believes he reminds him of himself

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The Colombia international has found it difficult to replicate his Porto form in Spain, but the coach insists he has the talent to succeed