First of all, let's recognise the Ballon d'Or for what it is. It may now be awarded to the best footballer in the world — according to coaches, captains and journalists who vote — but for the longest time, that was not the case. Pele never won ... Mid Day, 1 week ago
It's not about the fame, the strutting in front of cameras or the unveiling of a statue to a living legend. Some people succumb to intoxication at the celebrity aura surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo when they should really be celebrating a technical ...Today Online, 2 weeks ago Real Maestro Bestrode Europe New Indian Express, 2 weeks ago Goal machine Ronaldo a worthy winner of Ballon d'Or Irish Independent, 2 weeks ago Goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo a worthy winner of Ballon d'Or Irish Independent, 2 weeks ago
Portuguese serial match-winner deservedly named world player of the year Zurich: It is not about the fame, the strutting in front of cameras or the unveiling of a statue to a living legend. Some people succumb to intoxication at the celebrity aura ...Gulf News, 2 weeks ago Ronaldo delivered on pitch as well as red carpet Gulf News, 2 weeks ago
Bayern Munich defender, David Alaba is the only footballer with links to Nigeria named by celebrated German newspaper, Bild in its ranking of the Top 100 Players to grace the Bundesliga. Surprisingly, retired Nigeria internationals Austin Okocha, ...Daily Newswatch, 2 weeks ago
"I think that he would certainly score a few goals in the second division, if he was a striker," Miroslav Klose once famously said of Manuel Neuer. At the World Cup, Manuel Neuer became a worldwide sensation as he hovered around the halfway ...Deutsche Welle, 3 weeks ago
FIFA.com tackles the history and curling dynamics of the so-called Olympic Goal, one of those rare strikes - with its roots in the 1920s - that flies...
Though the term gol olímpico (Olympic Goal), used to describe a goal scored directly from a corner, is commonplace in Latin countries, the tag has yet to catch on for English-speaking followers of the beautiful game. However, this has not ...FIFA.com, 4 weeks ago
When did England cease to be world champions? In a literal sense, it was in June 1970, as West Germany beat England 3-2 in a World Cup quarterfinal in Leon. But psychologically, it wasn't until April 1972, when West Germany won a European ...SI.com, 1 month ago
Editor's note: This is Part 4 of a four-part imaginary tournament between 16 of the all-time greatest club teams in soccer history. Parts 1 , 2 and 3 can be found here. THE IDEA: Is the present Barcelona side the best team ever? The debate feels ...SI.com, 1 month ago
Santiago Canizares believes that Manuel Neuer and Thibaut Courtois are neck and neck as the two best goalkeepers in the world, some distance ahead of their competitors. Neuer has been rewarded for his sensational performances for Bayern Munich and ...Yahoo! Singapore, 1 month ago
No goalkeeper has won the Ballon d'Or since the iconic Lev Yashin back in 1963. Legends such as Gordon Banks, Dino Zoff, Peter Schmeichel, Gianluigi Buffon and Sepp Maier have all failed to claim the award. Former Germany star Maier recently ...Yahoo! Singapore, 2 months ago
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