Sign in
Download Opera News App

golden ball

SPORTS

How Much Is A Player Paid For Winning The Ballon D'Or?

The Ballon d'Or brings prestige to those who win the award, Every footballer would love to win the Golden Ball award, but how much does a player get for winning the award. Its founder, France Football, doesn't give a cent to the winner, but the trophy already has an estimated value of $3,500, however, clubs and brands often reward players for winning the award.

  2 months ago ago
How Much Is A Player Paid For Winning The Ballon D'Or?

SPORTS

Opinion - Why Leo Messi is more deserving of the 2021 Ballon D'or than Lewandowski and CR7

The talk of the town for the past couple of weeks has been the 2021 Ballon D'or award, where Leo Messi is set to win his 7th Golden Ball, but as things stands, he is challenged by the current FIFA Best Player of the Year Robert Lewandowski.

  1 month ago ago
Opinion - Why Leo Messi is more deserving of the 2021 Ballon D'or than Lewandowski and CR7

SPORTS

"Those Who Criticize Him Know Nothing About Football, He's Better Than Ronaldo" - Maradona's Son

Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi will be compared until they both retire from football. Diego Armando Junior, Maradona's son, also took his time to reflect on the comparison between Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and his father. In a question and answer session with Spanish radio station El Larguero, he declared that the six-time Golden Ball winner is the second best player in history, after his father.

  4 months ago ago

SPORTS

Top 7 contenders for 2021 Ballon D'or

The Ballon d'Or ( Golden Ball) is an annual football award presented by French news magazine France Football that is one of the oldest and generally regarded as the most prestigious individual award for football players.It has been awarded since 1956, although between 2010 and 2015, an agreement was made with FIFA, and the award was temporarily merged with the FIFA World Player of the year(founded in 1991) and known as the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

  7 months ago ago
Top 7 contenders for 2021 Ballon D'or

SPORTS

Meet The Barcelona Striker Who Won the Golden Boot, Golden Ball, and U-20 World Cup In 2007

The popular saying "change is constant", is one saying that would stand the test of time. Looking far back to the 2007 U-20 FIFA World cup in Canada. The 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the sixteenth edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and just like every other U-20 World Cup, there were a number of individual awards to be won asides the trophy.

  4 months ago ago
Meet The Barcelona Striker Who Won the Golden Boot, Golden Ball, and U-20 World Cup In 2007

SPORTS

5 Great Footballers Who Never Won The Ballon d'Or

Oh, there are quite many actually. Messi and Ronaldo’s dominance in the football world is unheard of, as both of them have been at the top with no direct competitors for more than 10 years now. I compiled a Top 5 as I do believe that some important names cannot be left out.

  2 months ago ago
5 Great Footballers Who Never Won The Ballon d'Or

SPORTS

Nigeria Dominated Golden Ball Winners At U-17 FIFA World Cup For The Past Decades

Nigeria has received the under-17 FIFA World Cup golden ball title more times than any other nation in decades.In the under-17 world cup, Brazil is almost as good as Nigeria.They've taken home the golden ball on two occasions.In this article, we'll look at the numbers of Nigerian golden ball winners at the FIFA World Cup for under-17s.

  6 months ago ago
Nigeria Dominated Golden Ball Winners At U-17 FIFA World Cup For The Past Decades

SPORTS

Meet the only player to ever win multiple Golden Ball Awards at the FIFA Club World Cup

The Golden Ball award is an award accorded to the best player at the FIFA Club World Cup.This award is always presented yearly at the end of the competition.In deciding the winner, three players are nominated and a voting system is done by elected representatives of the media.

  6 months ago ago
Meet the only player to ever win multiple Golden Ball Awards at the FIFA Club World Cup

SPORTS

Check The List of Award winners As Italy Wins Euro 2020 Trophy.

Italy has won the Euro 2020 after beating England 3-2 on penalties at the Wembley Stadium in London. The win has ended the hope of England on winning a silverware. The last time they have won a major Tournament were in 1966 when they win the world Cup.

  4 months ago ago
Check The List of Award winners As Italy Wins Euro 2020 Trophy.

SPORTS

Skilful Nigerian Midfielder Dedicates Goal to his Late Dad as he Breaks Personal Best

Nigeria international Kelechi Nwakali dedicated his goal in the 3-1 away win against CD Lugo to his late dad, who died in 2006 when he was just 8. Despite the early setback, the 22-year-old has gone on to captain Nigeria at U17, U20 and U23 level and he's having a great time at Spanish club Alcorcon. On Saturday, he broke his personal best by scoring in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Nwakali celebrated the goal by revealing his underwear shirt, which had the inscription "I love you dad,

  7 months ago ago
Skilful Nigerian Midfielder Dedicates Goal to his Late Dad as he Breaks Personal Best

SPORTS

Ballon d’Or 2021: Top 5 Possible Winners

It may be early March, but the 2021 Golden Ball is already in full swing.Many of the faces are joined by the famous names of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the game's biggest honor campaign.

  9 months ago ago
Ballon d’Or 2021: Top 5 Possible Winners

SPORTS

OPINION: Why Jorginho Should Win The 2021 Golden Ball Award [Ballon d'Or]

The Ballon d'Or (French for "Golden Ball") is an annual football award given out by the French news magazine France Football. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious individual honors given to football players. Chelsea midfielder and Italy international Jorginho is not considered the favorite player to win this year's Ballon d'or.

  3 months ago ago
OPINION: Why Jorginho Should Win The 2021 Golden Ball Award [Ballon d'Or]

SPORTS

Player Of The Tournament Winners In The Euros From 2000 To Date.

It is a tradition in every tournament for outstanding performances to be rewarded at the end of the day. Aside from the trophy given to the winners of the tournament (team competition), there are individual awards that are given to members of a team whose performance was superb.

  5 months ago ago
Player Of The Tournament Winners In The Euros From 2000 To Date.

SPORTS

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.

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

SPORTS

Ronaldinho reveal his greatest Motivation & the reason why he cried on winning his first golden ball

Former World Player of the year and Two times Ballon d’or winner, Ronaldinho is one of the great talent that 20th Century Football fans will not be ever.

  9 months ago ago
Ronaldinho reveal his greatest Motivation & the reason why he cried on winning his first golden ball

SPORTS

Everything You Need To Know About The Ballon D'or Awards

When we talk about the greatest football players of recent history, there is a factor that elevates some players and has eluded others. That factor is the Ballon D'or awards. It is regarded as the most prestigious award any individual footballer can receive. The Ballon D'or awards are quite well known among modern football fans, especially because we live in a time where two of the greatest ever football players reign: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

  3 months ago ago
Everything You Need To Know About The Ballon D'or Awards

SPORTS

2020 FIFA Club World Cup award to Robert Lewandoski sparks controversy, see who some fans preferred.

The emergence of Bayern Munich's Striker, Robert Lewandoski as the Golden Ball award Winner of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup has generated reactions from some football fans. Some of the football fans who reacted to the emergence of Robert Lewandoski, said that the Polish International Forward was undeserving of the award and suggested that the award should have been given to Tigress Striker, Andre Pierre Gignac. Gignac, emerged as the highest goal scorer with a total number of 3 goals in the competition as against

  9 months ago ago
2020 FIFA Club World Cup award to Robert Lewandoski sparks controversy, see who some fans preferred.

SPORTS

The best female soccer players of all time

Sun Wen Position: Striker Nationality: Chinese Caps and international goals: 163 caps, 106 goals We will start with one of the biggest, Sun Wen of China.

  8 months ago ago
The best female soccer players of all time

SPORTS

Ramos, A Good Addition To PSG.

Sergio Ramos is undoubtedly one of the best defenders in the world and any  club will love to have the Spaniard on their side.The former real Madrid man has been a hot cake on the transfer market this summer before finally signing a two year contract with the French gaints Paris saint German.The center back whom was not part of Spains Euro squad,moved to the French side on a huge transfer saga.sergio has played for the Spanish heavyweights real Madrid winning a handful of trophies with them including 5 champions league titles.He most notably played as a centre-back for Real Madrid for 16 seasons, whom he captained for six seasons.On an individual note, Ramos has been named in the FIFA FIFPro World 11, some 11 times (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).

  4 months ago ago
Ramos, A Good Addition To PSG.

SPORTS

Iheanacho: Some things you don't know about him

He has represented Nigeria at youth levels from under-13 upwards.His first experience of a major international tournament was the  2013 African U-17 championship in Morocco.For Ịheanachọ, the highlight was a hat trick in a win against Botswana.

  8 months ago ago
Iheanacho: Some things you don't know about him