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  1. Ronaldo returns for Real

    PA Sport

    Real Madrid welcome back Cristiano Ronaldo for Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg clash against Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.The FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, who scored a competition-record nine goals in the group stage, returns after serving a t...

    Preview | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  2. Zinedine Zidane - Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to pip Franc Ribery ...

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Ronaldo's win, Atleti-Barca, Tiote's 'goal,' Allegri's exit and m...

    Gabriele Marcotti

    It wasn't hard to predict that Cristiano Ronaldo was likely to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or. Even if you did not think he was number one in terms of FIFA's criteria -- "on-field performance and behavior on and off the pitch" -- even marginal knowled...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. Bringing balance to the Ballon d'Or

    Jon Molyneux-Carter

    For the previous three years, the FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlist has, one way or another, been composed of the same four players: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. Three of those play for Barcelona. All are based in Spain, and the...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. FIFA could have handled Ballon d'Or better

    Gabriele Marcotti

    There's nothing quite like FIFA changing the rules and procedures midstream to fuel the conspiracy theories. This time, the powers-that-be have extended the deadline to vote for the FIFA Ballon d'Or by another two weeks. The vote had closed Nov. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  8. Ancelotti hails Ronaldo

    Carlo Ancelotti will send his Real Madrid side out against Real Sociedad on Saturday confident it contains the best player in the world.Having missed out on the FIFA Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi in each of the past four years, Ancelotti believes Crist...

    Preview | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  9. Ancelotti hails Ronaldo

    Carlo Ancelotti will send his Real Madrid side out against Real Sociedad on Saturday confident it contains the best player in the world.Having missed out on the FIFA Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi in each of the past four years, Ancelotti believes Crist...

    Preview | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  10. What Zlatan Ibrahimovic needs to do to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Jonathan Johnson

    "The victories of my team are my Ballon d'Or," said Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Paris Saint-Germain's 2-2 come-from-behind draw with St-Etienne. "It's not my dream to win that trophy. My dream is to win trophies with my club. Individual honours are simp...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  11. Michel Platini - France need more from Franck Ribery

    Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

    World Cup Qualifying news

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  12. Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery sets sights on Ballon d'Or award

    Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

    Europe news

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  13. Jupp Heynckes: Top four Ballon d'Or candidates play for Bayern

    Stephan Uersfeld and Ian Holyman

    Jupp Heynckes believes the leading four candidates for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or all belong to the Bayern Munich squad.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  14. Ballon d'Or nominee Cristiano Ronaldo: You love or hate me

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    Ahead of Lionel Messi's expected victory in Monday night's announcement of the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that "not even God" can please everyone, while Andres Iniesta says he is happy just to be on the three-man shortlist.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  15. Ballon d'Or: Messi lands fourth prize in a row

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has claimed the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or award after he netted 91 goals to break the record for goals scored in a calendar year.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  16. Lionel Messi wins FIFA Ballon d'Or for fourth straight year

    ESPN.com news services

    Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for his astonishing 91-goal year for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013