NDTVSports | Thursday December 18, 2014
Dives and falls have often decided the outcome of a football match. Fallon D'Floor asks fans all over the world to cast their votes and 'honour' the most dramatic tumble on the football pitch in the last year.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Thursday December 11, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 32 goals in 26 matches in all competitions this season for Spanish giants Real Madrid and is in line to win the prestigious award that is given to the best male footballer of the previous year.
AssociatedPress | Friday November 28, 2014
Michel Platini on Wednesday told reporters that in a FIFA World Cup year the Ballon d'Or should "go to a world champion."
AgenceFrance-Presse | Friday November 28, 2014
The World XI team, which is voted for by tens of thousands of players worldwide, is to be presented at the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony on January 12. Three out of the 15 short-listed midfielders will make it to the final team.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Thursday November 20, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title in May and has already scored 18 goals from 10 La Liga matches this season
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday October 28, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo - looking for his third title - faces competition from six German players while Gareth Bale of Wales and Colombia's James Rodriguez also make it to the nominations list.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Thursday October 2, 2014
Argentine Lionel Messi said his partnership with Neymar at Barcelona was becoming increasingly efficient as he hailed the Brazilian as "a great player".
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 4, 2014
With the FIFA World Cup looming, Cristiano Ronaldo - the Ballon d'Or winner as best footballer of last year, had some bad news about his recent aches and pains.
Agence France- Presse | Monday June 2, 2014
FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has the stage set to show to the world that he is not only a club player but a team man as well.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 20, 2014
Luis Figo, a former Ballon d'Or winner and FIFA player of the year, also believed Brazil will be difficult to stop if they get off to a good start in the FIFA World Cup.
Associated Press | Tuesday April 15, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo was sidelined after he sustained an injury in his leg muscle. The Ballon d'Or winner leads the team with 45 goals in all competitions this season.
Agence France-Presse | Monday April 14, 2014
Brazilian forward Kaka, who won the Champions League and the Ballon D'Or while playing for AC Milan from 2003-2009, returned to Milan at the start of the current season following an unsuccessful spell with Real Madrid.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo, the 29-year-old Ballon d'Or winner who has scored 34 goals in 32 games for Real Madrid this season, has missed the last three Spanish league matches through suspension.
Agence France-Presse | Friday February 14, 2014
Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was hit by a lighter thrown from the crowd as he made his way off the field at half-time in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg clash, which Real Madrid won 2-0 to advance 5-0 on aggregate to a final against Ba...
Agence France-Presse | Monday February 3, 2014
As if a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao was not bad enough for Real Madrid, Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo saw red after a coming together with Gurpegi after having a penalty appeal turned down.
Agence France-Presse | Monday February 3, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo - the recently crowned Ballon d'Or winner - was given his marching orders 15 minutes from time, with the score already at 1-1 against Athletic Bilbao, for appearing to hit out at Gurpegi after having a penalty appeal turned down.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 24, 2014
Maradona also criticised the global football association FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) for granting the first ever Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur to Pele.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 18, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his fantastic week after lifting the Ballon d'Or on Monday with a thumping long-range drive to open the scoring before Gareth Bale silenced his recent critics with a trademark free-kick to make it 2-0.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 16, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated winning his second Ballon d'Or earlier in the week with the opening goal and Angel di Maria then wrapped up victory.
Reuters | Tuesday January 14, 2014
Franck Ribery finished third in the voting despite enjoying his best season with Bayern Munich as they won the domestic league and cup double, the Champions League, the European Super Cup and Club World Cup.