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'Fifa World Player Of The Year' - 50 News Result(s)

  • Lionel Messi Denies Any Rivalry With Cristiano Ronaldo

    Lionel Messi Denies Any Rivalry With Cristiano Ronaldo

    Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been dominating world football by sharing between them all FIFA's Player of the Year awards since 2008 and are widely hailed as the world's best two footballers.

  • James Rodriguez Voted Americas' Best Athlete of the Year

    James Rodriguez Voted Americas' Best Athlete of the Year

    James Rodriguez, a mid-fielder for Spanish club Real Madrid, was a key player in the Colombian national team during the 2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup, winning the Golden Boot for his six goals.

  • ISL: Greece's 2014 World Cupper Kostas Katsouranis Joins FC Pune City

    ISL: Greece's 2014 World Cupper Kostas Katsouranis Joins FC Pune City

    Former Benfica player Kostas Katsouranis recently spearheaded the Greek defence at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With this move, Kostas also becomes the first player to feature in the Indian Super League who has participated in this year's World Cup.

  • FIFA World Cup: Midfield General Javier Mascherano Makes Final Dream Reality

    FIFA World Cup: Midfield General Javier Mascherano Makes Final Dream Reality

    While four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi carries the armband and provides the stardust, Javier Mascherano is the heart and soul of this Argentina side.

  • Paul Pogba Ready to Shoulder French Expectations

    Paul Pogba Ready to Shoulder French Expectations

    Paul Pogba, the captain and stand-out player of the France team that triumphed at last year's Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, the tall, technically refined Juventus player has long been seen to represent his country's future.

  • Argentina vs Switzerland, FIFA World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi's Argentina Look to Peak Against Switzerland

    Argentina vs Switzerland, FIFA World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi's Argentina Look to Peak Against Switzerland

    Four-time player of the year Lionel Messi has finally sparked for his country, hitting four of their six goals as Argentina qualified top of Group F.

  • FIFA World Cup: Japan Take on Ivory Coast in Clash of Styles

    FIFA World Cup: Japan Take on Ivory Coast in Clash of Styles

    The Blue Samurai have established themselves as the leading force on the Asian continent largely thanks to the technical quality of their nimble midfield, while the Ivorians' rely on the power and driving runs of African Player of the Year Yaya Toure and exciting young full-back Serge Aurier.

  • Luis Suarez Doubt Dominates Uruguay Preparation

    Luis Suarez Doubt Dominates Uruguay Preparation

    Premier League Player of the Year Luis Suarez had an operation to repair damage to the meniscus in his left knee on May 22, but has remained steadfast in his determination to feature in Brazil.

  • FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi, Ronaldo Duel for Cup Stardom

    FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi, Ronaldo Duel for Cup Stardom

    Between them, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have monopolised the past six world player of the year awards. But each have attended the last two World Cups and failed to even get near the trophy. Messi has scored just one goal at the finals, Ronaldo only two.

  • FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi's Bouts of Nausea Puzzles World of Football

    FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi's Bouts of Nausea Puzzles World of Football

    The Argentina captain and four-time world player of the year is under tremendous pressure to lead the Albiceleste to its first World Cup trophy since 1986.

  • FIFA World Cup: Bring on the Women Referees, Urges Marta

    FIFA World Cup: Bring on the Women Referees, Urges Marta

    A woman can do all that a man can. Ask Marta - a five-time world player of the year who has urged FIFA to let women become referees in the men's FIFA World Cup.

  • FIFA World Cup: Japan Names Kazuyoshi Miura as Ambassador

    FIFA World Cup: Japan Names Kazuyoshi Miura as Ambassador

    The 47-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura played for Japan and was the first Japanese recipient of the Asian Player of the Year award in 1993. He played for several Brazilian clubs including powerhouse Santos in 1980s, reports Xinhua.

  • FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Looks to Avoid Ballon d'Or Curse

    FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Looks to Avoid Ballon d'Or Curse

    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.

  • Is Cristiano Ronaldo Factor Enough for Portugal?

    FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo sprinkles magic dust onto a Portugal team that can assemble talent from Europe's top flight but which without him lacks that extra edge.

  • FIFA World Cup: Luis Suarez Knee Operation Hits Uruguay's Hopes of Successful Campaign

    FIFA World Cup: Luis Suarez Knee Operation Hits Uruguay's Hopes of Successful Campaign

    Liverpool's Premier League Player of the Year Luis Suarez injured his knee in training on Wednesday giving his Uruguay side a major World Cup scare.

  • FIFA World Cup: Don't Think Spain Have Quality to Win, Says Luis Figo

    FIFA World Cup: Don't Think Spain Have Quality to Win, Says Luis Figo

    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.

  • FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi Grows Into Greatness

    World Player of the Year awards, six La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and a mountain of goalscoring records only begin to tell the tale of the extraordinary career of a player who is still only 26.

  • Is the Cristiano Ronaldo factor enough for Portugal?

    2013 FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo scored all four of Portugal's goals over two legs against Sweden in the 2014 Brazil World Cup playoffs including a hat-trick in the return leg in Sweden as the Portuguese qualified with a 4-2 aggregate win.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo dethrones David Beckham as world's richest footballer

    Cristiano Ronaldo dethrones David Beckham as world's richest footballer

    FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has become the wealthiest footballer in the world with earnings of 122 million Pounds after England soccer legend David Beckham's retirement put him out of contention for the annual Goal Rich List.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo sets all-time scoring record for Portugal

    Cristiano Ronaldo sets all-time scoring record for Portugal

    With 49 goals in 110 appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's all-time leading scorer as his side thrashed Cameroon 5-1 in a warm-up match. The 2013 FIFA world player of the year overtook Pauleta, who retired in 2006 after scoring 47 goals in 88 games.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will be available for Copa del Rey semifinal: Carlo Ancelotti

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be available for Copa del Rey semifinal: Carlo Ancelotti

    FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo was shown a straight red card in Sunday's 1-1 Spanish league draw at Athletic Bilbao, leaving his availability for the semifinal against Atletico Madrid up in the air.

  • Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler hails Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler hails Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Fowler rated Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world in current form and said he should win the World Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d'Or) in the FIFA Awards ceremony in Zurich on January 13, ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery. He, however, wants Lionel Messi to do well in the FIFA World Cup thi...

  • Turkish club Besiktas deny Ronaldinho deal

    Turkish club Besiktas deny Ronaldinho deal

    Turkish and Brazilian media reported that the two-time FIFA world player of the year had agreed to terms with the Super Lig side.

  • Injured Ronaldinho on track for Club World Cup

    Injured Ronaldinho on track for Club World Cup

    The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year ruptured the adductor muscle in his left groin while training with the Brazilian side late last month. Atletico Mineiro team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the 33-year-old was responding positively to intense physiotherapy.

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