ZIDANE WON’T RUSH RECOVERING BALE

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that he would not rush recovering Welsh football star Gareth Bale.


The player is yet to full recover from a long-term ankle injury but it looks like the team needs his help even as they manage to extend the lead in the La Liga.

Could Griezmann or Pogba Ever Win the Ballon d’Or?

Since 2008, there have been only two winners of the Ballon d’Or. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious award four times and Lionel Messi has clinched it on five occasions in the past nine years. With the Real Madrid ace and the Barcelona forward going strong at the moment, it is hard to see anyone breaking the duopoly anytime soon.

However, Ronaldo and Messi cannot go on forever and there will come a time when they would have to hang up their boots. The Portugal international turns 32 in February, while the Argentina international will be 30 by the time the 2017-18 season starts. Someone else will have to win the Ballon d’Or in the coming years. Could it be Antoine Griezmann or Paul Pogba?

Cristiano Ronaldo Proud to Win the Fourth Ballon D’Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to win his fourth Ballon d’Or award as expected.


After being crowned as the Champions League winner with Real Madrid and going on to lift the Euro 2016 with Portugal, Ronaldo was an overwhelming favourite for the title ahead of Lionel Messi. It was not a disappointing campaign for Messi by any standards, but he was able to win only the league title. As a result, he has fallen behind for the 2016 award. However, he manages to retain the lead over Ronaldo in the overall standings after having won a record five Ballon d’Or titles.

ZIDANE BACKS RONALDO FOR FIFA BALLON D’OR

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has backed Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or awards this year.


The Portuguese player is in pole position to pick up the award after an impressive year for club and country. Real Madrid won yet another UEFA Champions League, making the second in three years after they had lifted their tenth in 2014. Ronaldo captained Portugal to their first major title in decades as they lifted the Euro 2016 in France this summer. Ronaldo’s contributions were immense, sparking the debate that the award was sure to name him the best in the game.

FIFA Ballon d’Or Award Makes a Player Selfish, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has made a bold statement that the FIFA Ballon d’Or award makes players become more individualistic in their approach.


The award, which was formed as a unification of the Ballon d’Or award and the FIFA world Player of the Year title, is given out to the best player at the end of each calendar year. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated this award since its inception. No other player has managed to win the title with Kaka being the last player to be crowned as the world’s best apart from this duo.

RONALDO IS ENTITLED TO BALLON D'OR - DROGBA

The Impact Montreal striker, Didier Drogba believes that Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo is worthy of winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or following his achievements with Real Madrid and Portugal.


The Portugal Internationalcame as the first runner-up behind long-time rival and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi in the competition for the BallonD'or award in 2015, but the Ivory Coast international insists Cristiano Ronaldo has done more than enough this time around to reclaim the prize which he deserves.

What's in a Name?

What is the nickname of former Ballon D'Or winner Zinedine Zidane? What about Ronaldo? WHo was called Psycho? If you know, then take ur test! :D

Marcelo Defends Ronaldo in the Argument with Xavi

Former Barcelona star Xavi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo were recently in a war of words.


Xavi suggested that Lionel Messi was far superior to any other player on the planet and that included Ronaldo. The statement did not go down well with Ronaldo, even though the player has seen numerous such comparisons over the years. Messi is currently in the world record holder when it comes to the FIFA Ballon d'Orawards. However, the Argentine has managed to win fifth in his career Ronaldo is not far away with three already.

BALLACK UNSURE ON SCHWEINSTEIGER SNUB

Michael Ballack didn’t pick sides with his compatriot as the battle between Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho and Bastian Schweinsteiger continues. The former Bayern Munich and Chelsea star said that the former German captain deserved better but added that he also understood Mourinho’s stance as well.

“Jose Mourinho always spoke really high of Bastian, he really respected him as a person and a player, but as a coach you have to make decision. He made his decision and of course it’s hard for Bastian to accept because he’s a great player with a fantastic history for himself and a nice person,” Ballack told talkSPORT.

City and Liverpool set for Wembley repeat?

Last season, Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero was the hero as Manuel Pellegrini’s men defeated Liverpool on penalties to win the Capital One Cup, now known as the EFL Cup.

And to be fair, both clubs look like they could be destined for another Wembley trip this season, especially if they can maintain their excellent league form throughout the duration of the domestic campaign.

City are unbeaten under Pep Guardiola and the Blues have already developed an imposing lead at the top of the Premier League table. Sergio Aguero is in fine form, with nine goals in just five matches in all competitions and the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho are profiting from the Spaniard’s unique methods.

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