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  1. Major League Soccer - D.C. United Bill Hamid aiming for breakout ...

    Doug McIntyre

    Major League Soccer

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2015
  2. Video results for "ballon d or"

  3. Best tweets from the Ballon d'Or

    ESPN Staff

    The Toe Poke

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2015
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo hopes Globe Soccer award is good sign for Ballo...

    ESPN staff

    Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best Player of the year at the Globe Soccer awards and said he hoped the honour was a good sign that he will win the Ballon d'Or. Along with Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer, Ronaldo is one of three finalists for FIFA's top ind...

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  5. U.S. star Abby Wambach, Nadine Angerer on short list for Ballon d...

    Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and U.S. all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach are on the shortlist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award for the best female player in the world.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  6. Orlando City confirm talks with Kaka

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Is the Premier League slipping?

    Rory Smith

    Just as Arsenal were arriving at Villa Park on Monday night, at the Ballon d'Or ceremony, Ruud Gullit and Fernanda Lima welcomed the final three members of the FIFA FIFPro World XI -- Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo -- onto the...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  10. Brazil's concerning Ballon d'Or drought

    Fernando Duarte

    ZURICH -- Technically speaking, it was not a total washout: Two Brazilians were pretty close to winning the Ballon d'Or on Monday night. But the fact that one of them was the presenter, Fernanda Lima, and the other was Pele, last seen on a football p...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  11. Video: Zlatan jokingly promises Jurgen Klopp he'd join Dortmund f...

    Chris Wright

    The twin goliaths of modern football-based meme-ery, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jurgen Klopp, were all smiles when cameras caught the pair jollily schmoozing with one another in the media room at Monday night's Ballon d'Or awards gala in Zurich, with Zla...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  12. Why don't defenders win the Ballon d'Or?

    Michael Cox

    The second week of the calendar year is Ballon d'Or time, which means having some familiar arguments about the nature of the award and its recipients. Why are some players regularly nominated irrespective of actual performance over the year? Is t...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  13. Ronaldo award highlights Man United mediocrity

    Mark Payne

    After a slightly petulant campaign in which Franck Ribery can feel hard done by, Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Ballon d'Or for 2013. For United fans, it is painful reminder that he was the last player from their club to win the award, and th...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  14. Ballon d'Oh - Five of the best nearly men

    Nick Miller

    The list of Ballon d'Or winners is a who's who of the greatest names to have graced the game. Some, like Lionel Messi, Michel Platini and Johan Cruyff, have won multiple awards -- but there are several notable omissions from the list. Here, ESPN ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  15. Ballon d'Oh - Five of the best never to win football's top solo p...

    Nick Miller

    The list of Ballon d'Or winners is a who's who of the greatest names to have graced the game. Some, like Lionel Messi, Michel Platini and Johan Cruyff, have won multiple awards -- but there are several notable omissions from the list. Here, ESPN FC...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  16. Ignore critics, Cristiano Ronaldo firmly deserved Ballon d'Or

    Rob Train

    What makes a player the best in the world? It is a question that the people eligible to vote for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award -- journalists, national team captains and coaches -- have to ask themselves before they mark a cross in the box next to t...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  17. Ribery comes third, but Heynckes takes the cake

    Susie Schaaf

    "The goal behind extending the voting for the Ballon d'Or award was to make sure that [Franck] Ribery doesn't win." -- Uli Hoeness in AZ. "For 50 years, Ballon d'Or considered the victories on the pitch. Since FIFA took it over something has cha...

    Blog | January 13, 2014