Browsing: Ballon d’Or

The former Real Madrid striker and his Argentina counterpart traded Ballon d’Or wins for a decade between 2008-2017 and were figureheads for the duelling Spanish giants, but there was only one winner at the Camp Nou as they met for the first time since Ronaldo’s departure for Juve in 2018

Despite winning trophies in three countries with United, Real Madrid and Juventus, however, Rooney believes that one-club man Messi edges it in terms of being the better player

Lionel Messi has reportedly urged new Barcelona boss Quique Setien to move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as a replacement for Luis Suarez.

The Argentine, who attended with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and his two sons Thiago and Mateo, went into the evening in Paris level with Ronaldo on five Ballon d’Or awards each but now stands alone with six

The Argentina international, who has been at Barcelona since he was 13 and is their all-time top scorer, said he felt “badly treated” by Spain when he was investigated for tax fraud in 2013.

Mbappe, 20, was recognised by France Football, who also award the Ballon d’Or, after a successful 12 months with club and country, winning a domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain and the World Cup with France

Former Brazil forward, Pele, has stated that Diego Maradona was a “much better player” than Lionel Messi, adding that the Barcelona No. 10 “only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn’t head the ball well.”

Luka Modric has had perjury charges against him dropped by a Croatian court after it was alleged the Real Madrid star gave a false testimony in a corruption trial last year.