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  1. The rise of Real Madrid diamond Jese

    Nicholas Rigg

    Last season he was playing in front of crowds of 2,000 at Huesca and Numancia and getting sent-off in a 4-2 home defeat against Sporting Gijon. This season he's laid down foundations for a shot at the Ballon d'Or and is on the verge of a call-up to t...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Jese on the rise for Real

    Nicholas Rigg

    Last season he was playing in front of crowds of 2,000 at Huesca and Numancia and getting sent-off in a 4-2 home defeat against Sporting Gijon. This season he's laid down foundations for a shot at the Ballon d'Or and is on the verge of a call-up to t...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  3. Gifts keep coming as Ronaldo scores to aid Madrid's cup progress

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed receiving gifts this week. On Monday, in Zurich, he took hold of the Ballon d'Or -- ending Lionel Messi's four-year domination as FIFA's best player on the planet. On Wednesday in Pamplona, Osasuna goalkeeper Andres F...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  4. Rigg: Ronaldo gets another gift as Real move on in the Copa del R...

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed receiving gifts this week. On Monday, in Zurich, he took hold of the Ballon d'Or -- ending Lionel Messi's four-year domination as FIFA's best player on the planet. On Wednesday in Pamplona, Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fer...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. Five reasons why Ronaldo should win the Ballon d'Or

    Nicholas Rigg

    Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo. It wasn't going to be anyone else on the three-man short list for the 2013 Ballon d'Or, which was announced by FIFA on Monday. The La Liga duo were a shoo-in for two of the spots, as they have bee...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  6. Five reasons why Real Madrid's Ronaldo should win the Ballon d'Or...

    Nicholas Rigg

    Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo. It wasn't going to be anyone else on the three-man short list for the 2013 Ballon d'Or, which was announced by FIFA on Monday. The La Liga duo were a shoo-in for two of the spots, as they have been ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  7. Arbeloa the surprise hero for 10-man Madrid

    Nicholas Rigg

    First it was meant to be about Cristiano Ronaldo and his push for the Ballon d'Or. Then it was meant to be about Madrid's young guns plugging the gap with Champions League qualification all but secure. What it ended up being was about the unlikeliest...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. Alvaro Arbeloa the surprise hero for Real Madrid in Champions Lea...

    Nicholas Rigg

    First it was meant to be about Cristiano Ronaldo and his push for the Ballon d'Or. Then it was meant to be about Madrid's young guns plugging the gap with Champions League qualification all but secure. What it ended up being was about the unlikeliest...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. What a difference a year makes for Ronaldo

    Nicholas Rigg

    Just over 12 months ago Real Madrid did not know how much more they were going to get out of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the two greatest players in the world, and the most expensive after Florentino Perez splashed out a world-record GBP;80 million for hi...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  10. Heavyweights Ronaldo and Zlatan battle for ticket to Brazil

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will undoubtedly be in the minds of those voting for the Ballon d'Or this year, but one will not be heading to Brazil for the World Cup come the end of the season. Voting closes for international captains, ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. Ronaldo-Ibra battle set

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will undoubtedly be in the minds of those voting for the Ballon d'Or this year, but one will not be heading to Brazil for the World Cup come the end of the season. Voting closes for international captains, ma...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  12. Ronaldo cancels January hair appointment

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo better make sure he has no hair appointment booked for Monday, Jan. 13. Real Madrid's talisman has been named on the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or again, hours after being mocked by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. "One has more e...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  13. Cristiano Ronaldo again on Ballon d'Or shortlist as Blatter flap ...

    Nicholas Rigg

    Cristiano Ronaldo better make sure he has no hair appointment booked for Monday, Jan. 13. Real Madrid's talisman has been named on the shortlist for the Ballon d'Or again, hours after being mocked by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. "One has more ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  14. Ballon d'Or battle adds heat to Clasico frying pan

    Nicholas Rigg

    No explanation is needed when discussing just what is at stake when Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns. The first Clasico of the season takes place at the Camp Nou on Saturday night, and pride, politics, bragging rights and three crucial points ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  15. Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d'Or battle adds heat to Clasico frying pan

    Nicholas Rigg

    No explanation is needed when discussing just what is at stake when Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns. The first Clasico of the season takes place at the Camp Nou on Saturday night, and pride, politics, bragging rights and three crucial points wi...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  16. Next move crucial for Kaka

    Nicholas Rigg

    Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite should probably be in the midst of his peak years in the beautiful game now. Kaka, the former Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year winner not so long ago, had it all on his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu. H...

    Blog | January 17, 2013