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Ballon d'Or: Who Deserves To Win FIFA Ballon D'or Among These 9 Players?

After it was withheld last year courtesy of COVID-19 pandemic, football's most prestigious individual Award looks certain to be presented this calendar year. But now, the question in the minds of most football fans and pundits is “who will win the FIFA Ballon D'or this year?

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Ballon d'Or: Who Deserves To Win FIFA Ballon D'or Among These 9 Players?

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Beautiful Mothers Of 5 Ballon d'Or Winners

Every year the FIFA Ballon d'Or is awarded to the best footballer on the planet. A lot of these footballers have their parents to thank as the driving force, behind their successful career. But today, we want to focus particularly on the mothers of these players.

  1 year ago ago
Beautiful Mothers Of 5 Ballon d'Or Winners

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Ballon D'or: Who Do You Think Deserves To Win The Ballon D'or Among These 5 Players?

This year's FIFA Ballon D'or has been one of the tightest ones in the history of the French Magazine award, since its inception in 1956. Lots of players have been tipped to win the very much coveted award in one time and in another, dropped. Who do you think deserves the Ballon D'or among the following 5 Stars?

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Ballon D'or: Who Do You Think Deserves To Win The Ballon D'or Among These 5 Players?

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How the number of Ballon D'or awards to Pele prove he is better than Messi

Some argue that Lionel Messi is the best player of all time based on the number of Ballon D'or awards he won (6). However, based on that fact the best player in history should be Brazil's Pele who has 7 of those awards. That is according to France Football not me.

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How the number of Ballon D'or awards to Pele prove he is better than Messi

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4 Times Cristiano Ronaldo Saved The Lives Of Children

Cristiano Ronaldo has created a huge reputation for himself. He is arguably the greatest footballer of all time. Comparisons have been drawn with Lionel Messi as to who the GOAT of football is. Ronaldo continues to defy age and keeps producing excellent performances every season. He achieved a huge feat of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or 5 times, and has scored an extraordinary number of goals over the course of the career.

  1 year ago ago
4 Times Cristiano Ronaldo Saved The Lives Of Children

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Ronaldo's Instagram page hits 10million likes in just few hours of official return to Man United

The number of likes on Cristiano Ronaldo's Instagram page has been rising steadily since he officially signed a contract to return to Manchester United,12 clear years after he left to join Spanish giants, Real Madrid in what was then a world record fee. If there was excitement over the news that he had decided to return to the club after initially being wooed by rivals, Manchester City, today's reception by fans the world over can be described as a frenzy as his social media handles have been inundated by fans who are excitedly lapping up follow-ups to the news of his sensational come back to the city of Manchester.

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Ronaldo's Instagram page hits 10million likes in just few hours of official return to Man United

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3 Controversial Decisions In The Recently Released FIFA Ballon D'or Top 30 Rankings

Nowadays, it seems almost impossible for football choices and rankings to be made without a bit (or plenty) of controversy. The FIFA Ballon D'or award is arguably the most anticipated award in football this year. The Ballon D'or Top 30 Men's List The long-awaited 30-man shortlist for the award has been revealed and a lot of the choices were quite predictable.

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3 Controversial Decisions In The Recently Released FIFA Ballon D'or Top 30 Rankings

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Why FIFA Should Consider PSG's Navas Verdict On Creating Separate Ballon D'Or Award For Goalkeepers

Recently, Paris Saint-Germain's number one first-choice goalkeeper gave his verdict after the Balon d'Or organizers released the 2021 30 man nominees list last week. Former Real Madrid goalkeeper and UEFA Champions League winner were not happy that goalkeepers were omitted from the list. This article states reasons why the organizers of the Ballon d'Or awards should consider what Keylor Navas said about creating separate Ballon d'Or awards for goalkeepers.

  1 year ago ago
Why FIFA Should Consider PSG's Navas Verdict On Creating Separate Ballon D'Or Award For Goalkeepers

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Photos Of Cristiano Ronaldo And Other Juventus Stars Back In Training Ahead Of 2021/22 Season

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally returned to Juventus after months of being away from the club.Ronaldo reporting back on duty at Juventus The 36-year-old Portuguese reported back to duty this past Monday ahead of preseason training as well as preparations for the incoming 2021/22 season. Ronaldo is back The five times FIFA Ballon D'or winner was in action for his nation Portugal in the UEFA European Championship 2020 and found the back of the net five times before Portugal's elimination on June 27th by Belgium.

  1 year ago ago
Photos Of Cristiano Ronaldo And Other Juventus Stars Back In Training Ahead Of 2021/22 Season

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Messi trains with his teammates ahead of Brest encounter

The Paris Saint-Germain new signing, Lionel Messi was captured training with his teammates, as he set to make his official debut with the French outfit. The club manager, Mauricio Pochettino is likely to give Messi some minutes in their round 3 of Ligue 1 campaign as they'll meet Stade Brestois on Friday, 29th August (tomorrow) by 8:00pm (Nigerian time).

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Messi trains with his teammates ahead of Brest encounter

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20 Man List That Might Likely Win 2021 Ballon D'or Award

Rewarding the best player in the world is the contest for the Ballon d'Or, which is won by the player with the most votes among the selected best players in the work. The FIFA Ballon d'Or ("Golden Ball") was an annual association football award presented to the world's best men's player.

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20 Man List That Might Likely Win 2021 Ballon D'or Award

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How They Choose The FIFA Ballon D'Or Winner

The ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football. It was only between 2010 to 2015 ballon d'Or was merged with fifa player of the year. The best male player of the year is given in the basis of votes of football journalist. The FIFA Ballon d'Or was awarded based on votes from international journalists and national team coaches and captains, who selected the players they deemed to have performed the best in the previous calendar year.

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How They Choose The FIFA Ballon D'Or Winner

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Opinion: If Modric Won The Ballon d'or In 2018, Then Jorginho Deserves The Award In 2021

The UEFA European Championship was concluded yesterday as Italy took on England in the final of the competition which held in the Wembley Stadium., Photo Credit: @Euro2020 || Twitter App. Photo Credit: @Euro2020 || Twitter App. Italy came out as the winners of the tournament after beating England 3-2 on penalties as the game ended 1-1, but one player who was key to this triumph by Italy is Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, in my opinion, the Italian should win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award given his contributions in the EURO 2020 and Chelsea's Champions League win in the 2020/2021 season if Luka Modric had won it in 2018.

  1 year ago ago
Opinion: If Modric Won The Ballon d'or In 2018, Then Jorginho Deserves The Award In 2021

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Why Age Will Not Affect Ronaldo in English Football

Manchester United earlier announced that they've reached an agreement with the Portugal captain, and he's set to return to Old Trafford after 12 years he left for Real Madrid. The 36 years old Cristiano Ronaldo would reunites with his former teammate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (who is now the club manager), and prominent Manchester United fans.

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Why Age Will Not Affect Ronaldo in English Football

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Check out the numbers of El clasico that has been played in history and how the Victories were shared

The Spanish La Liga might not be as competitive as the English premier league but it's still one of the most popular Leagues among the top-flight European Leagues. Apart from producing the past winners of the FIFA Ballon D'or Award in the last decade, the league has also produces a lot of World class Players.

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Check out the numbers of El clasico that has been played in history and how the Victories were shared

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Why 2 Chelsea Players Shouldn't Have Been Shortlisted For The 2021 FIFA Ballon D'or Awards

One of the most prestigious individual awards in football, known as the FIFA Ballon d'Or award which is given to a particular player man/woman after going through his or she's performance throughout that particular year. The men's ballon d'Or winner was the Argentine captain Lionel Messi, who won it back in 2019.

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Why 2 Chelsea Players Shouldn't Have Been Shortlisted For The 2021 FIFA Ballon D'or Awards

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Top 7 Star Players Who Are Favourites To Win This Year's FIFA Ballon D'Or Award

The Ballon d'Or award is one of the most prestigious awards any professional football player will always wish to have in his trophy's/awards cabinet. Based on stats, form, and performance since the start of this year, here are the top seven-star players who are favorites to win the 2021 FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

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Top 7 Star Players Who Are Favourites To Win This Year's FIFA Ballon D'Or Award

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Ranking the favorites to win the 2021 Ballon D'Or

The FIFA Ballon d'or ceremony is around the corner and a lot of players from the top five European leagues have been nominated for the Ballon d'or. Lionel Messi is among the favorites to win the 2021 Ballon d'or after winning the 2021 Copa America with Argentina and also scoring 38 goals with 12 assists in 47 games in 2020/2021 season.

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Ranking the favorites to win the 2021 Ballon D'Or

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Cristiano Ronaldo set to depart Juventus

The Portuguese captain is set to quit Juventus, a club he signed for in 2018 summer. It's apparent he don't want to continue with the Italian outfit, considering what the club manager, Massimiliano Allegri said; "Yesterday, talking to Cristiano, he told me that he has no intention of staying at Juventus.”

  1 year ago ago
Cristiano Ronaldo set to depart Juventus

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Criteria for FIFA Ballon d'Or award

I've been following up the prestigious individual accolade since the one Fabio Cannavaro won in year 2006, Ricardo Kaka in 2007 and then the unprecedented dominance of the two most decorated footballers ever; Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi before the Croatian maestro Luka Modric finally go home with the award in the 2018 edition.

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Criteria for FIFA Ballon d'Or award