Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world footballer of the year after picking up the Ballon d’Or award in yesterday’s ceremony. Ronaldo pipped arch rival, Lionel Messi from Barcelona and Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer to the award. Ronaldo successfully defended his world player of the year status convincingly with 37.66% of all votes, winning for a third time. Barcelona …

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Messi to stay at Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has quashed any rumours suggesting he is about to leave Barcelona, according to BBC Sport. Reports suggested that Messi wanted to depart the club after having a “row” with head coach, Luis Enrique. However, the Argentine has revealed all rumours are indeed “a lie”. “I have no intentions of leaving for any team, not Chelsea nor Manchester City,” …

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FIFA Ballon d’Or final three announced, who made the cut?

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FIFA have announced the final three players in their Ballon d’Or award shortlist. The players who made the cut to be credited as the best in the world for 2014 are: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. FIFA host the awards each year and of course Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are featured annually but for Manuel Neuer it …

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Ballon d’Or list announced – who made the cut?

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FIFA have released their 23-man short-list that will go head to head to be crowned world player of the year, 2014. The Premier League is represented by 5 players; Angel Di Maria, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Yaya Toure. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has been nominated and is the only player from the Home Nations who made the cut. …

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Lionel Messi’s 10-year Barcelona anniversary commemorated

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It’s hard to believe that today marks 10-years since a 17-year-old Lionel Messi made his Barcelona debut. The Argentinean magician has 249 La Liga goals for the Catalan giants and 95 caps for his country and is widely considered as perhaps the greatest player ever to grace a football pitch. Leo Messi began his career in the sport in 1995 …

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Chelsea Update – I’m not one of the best…yet

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Chelsea superstar, Eden Hazard has humbled himself and declared he is not one of the best in the world…yet. Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Belgian said, “I’m not a top-five player yet, maybe I’m close to it, but I still have to work on some aspects. You can only be part of that group if you are decisive in the top …

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Champions League goal of the night – Barcelona

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Last nights Champions League games saw some well worked goals, however, none more so than this sensational pass and move passage of play by Barcelona which resulted in a goal by none other than Lionel Messi. Barcelona, despite losing 3-2 to PSG still played some majestic football in their Champions League Group Stage match and this Messi goal typifies what …

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Messi better than a playstation?

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Lionel Messi’s undoubted ability and skill has been likened to that of a Playstation by team-mate Neymar and manager, Luis Enrique. Messi assisted two Neymar goals at Barcelona beat Atletico Bilbao 2-0 to climb to the top of La Liga. “Messi is a star. I am improving playing with him,” said Brazil’s Neymar, 22. Even the Barcelona manager Luis Enrique …

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