Ballon d'Or

Liverpool star Sadio Mane deserved to at least finish in the top three for the Ballon d'Or, according to Senegal team-mate Idrissa Gueye. As Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth…
Sadio Mane would have won the Ballon d'Or if he was European or Brazilian, according to the Liverpool forward's Senegal team-mate Cheikhou Kouyate. Mane came fourth in the final standings…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Lionel Messi as "probably the best player I have seen in my life" but thinks Virgil van Dijk should have been awarded the Ballon d'Or.…
Lionel Messi beat Virgil van Dijk to the 2019 Ballon d'Or by a slender seven-point margin, the award's organisers have confirmed. France Football declared Messi's record sixth victory to be…
Matthijs de Ligt set his sights on team success with Juventus after claiming a prestigious individual prize at the Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday. The Netherlands international was named the…
Barcelona star Lionel Messi believes his record of six Ballon d'Or awards will be broken. Messi, 32, claimed the prize for a sixth time in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool…
Giorgio Chiellini was happy for Lionel Messi to win this year's Ballon d'Or, but the Juventus defender blasted the "theft" that meant Cristiano Ronaldo missed out in 2018. Barcelona star…
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi acknowledged "the moment of withdrawal is approaching" after picking up a record sixth Ballon d'Or crown at Monday's ceremony in Paris. Messi saw off stiff competition…
Virgil van Dijk conceded he had to "respect greatness" after losing out on the 2019 Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi. Barcelona and Argentina forward Messi won the prize for a…
Lionel Messi's uncanny ability to create history continued with a record-breaking sixth Ballon d'Or on Monday. The decade-long monopoly on football's most prestigious individual prize held by the Barcelona great…
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has been crowned the first ever winner of the Yachine Trophy at 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris. The 27-year-old beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ederson to…
Megan Rapinoe has added another award to her collection after the United States star beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin. The 34-year-old became a…
Megan Rapinoe has added another award to her collection after the United States star beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin. The 34-year-old became a…
Lionel Messi edged out Virgil van Dijk to claim the Ballon d'Or for a record sixth time on Monday. The Barcelona superstar climbed four places from his 2018 ranking as…
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the winner of the 2019 Kopa Trophy at this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony. Awarded to the best player in the world…
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the winner of the 2019 Kopa Trophy at this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony. Awarded to the best player in the world…
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has been voted 18th in the final list for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, a fall of 15 places from last year. Griezmann finished behind only Luka…
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes voting for the Ballon d'Or should be easy, saying Lionel Messi deserved to win the award. Messi, 32, is tipped to win a record sixth…
Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus "should be appreciated", Andre Villas-Boas said as the Marseille coach backed the star to win the Ballon d'Or. Barcelona star Lionel…
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil van Dijk should beat Lionel Messi to Ballon d'Or glory next month. Dutch defender Van Dijk has had a stunning year with Liverpool, helping…
Kylian Mbappe tipped Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or and admitted that he has suffered from bouts of self-doubt during an injury-plagued year at Paris Saint-Germain. France international…
Megan Rapinoe, Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan lead the nominees for the 2019 Ballon d'Or Femenin in the award's second year. Publication France Football revealed their 20-woman shortlist on Monday,…
Ander Herrera backed Neymar to win the Ballon d'Or one day after the forward's impressive start to the season for Paris Saint-Germain continued. Neymar scored his second late winner in…
Ander Herrera is excited to play alongside Neymar and believes the Brazilian can challenge fellow Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d'Or. The 27-year-old made his return…
Lionel Messi insists he has no issue with Cristiano Ronaldo and would accept a dinner invitation from his long-time awards rival. The pair crossed paths at a recent ceremony to…
Cristiano Ronaldo said he does not live thinking about individual prizes after being asked about the Ballon d'Or following his stunning four-goal haul for Portugal in Euro 2020 qualifying. Ronaldo…
Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d'Or this year, according to Barcelona and Brazil great Rivaldo. Messi enjoyed another stellar season for Barca, scoring 51 goals in all competitions…
Luka Modric described winning the Ballon d'Or as a unique honour after beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to the individual award. Modric is the first Croatia player to win…
Luka Modric has been crowned the winner of the Ballon d'Or, capping a wonderful 2018 for the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder. The Ballon d'Or has been dominated by Cristiano…
Lionel Messi has missed out on a place in the Ballon d'Or's top three for the first time since 2006. Messi has won the award five times, dominating the France…
Lionel Messi, Neymar and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe are among the final players named on the 30-man Ballon d'Or shortlist.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is among the five latest players to be named on the 30-man Ballon d'Or shortlist, along with Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea appears to have missed out on a place on the 30-man shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or. The Spain international, who was named in…
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