Saturday, October 23

Tag: Ballons d’Or

‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him
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‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him

The Portuguese playmaker has become a talismanic presence at Old Trafford, as he follows in the footsteps of an iconic countryman Bruno Fernandes admits to taking inspiration from all areas of Cristiano Ronaldo's game, with the Manchester United midfielder following in illustrious footsteps at Old Trafford. A fellow countryman started out on his path to superstardom with Premier League heavyweights, with the first of five Ballons d'Or and as many Champions League crowns secured while in England. Ronaldo has gone on to cement a standing as an all-time great, with Fernandes taking important lessons from the 36-year-old when it comes to seeking continuous improvement and shrugging off any setbacks.
‘Messi does Everything’ – Arda Turan Picks Former Barcelona Team-Mate Over Ronaldo
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‘Messi does Everything’ – Arda Turan Picks Former Barcelona Team-Mate Over Ronaldo

The former Turkey international hailed the Argentine's all-round game, saying the Juventus star is mostly a goalscorer Arda Turan has said his former team-mate Lionel Messi is superior to Cristiano Ronado, hailing the Argentine's all-round game. The Barcelona and Juventus stars have defined their era of football, establishing themselves as the two best players in the world over the last decade-plus. Messi has taken home six Ballons d'Or while Ronaldo has five, with Luka Modric in 2018 the only player to have won the award other than Messi or Ronaldo since 2008.
Lionel Messi’s 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports
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Lionel Messi’s 10 Most Iconic Career Moments As Ranked By BBC Sports

Lionel Messi has had so many iconic moments in his career - with 627 goals and 34 trophies for Barcelona as well as six Ballons d'Or. We have picked what we think are his 10 most iconic moments for Barcelona and Argentina. You can rank the 10 after going through them or just pick the one moment that stands out most for you. Enjoy! Ogbiwa 1. Messi's first hat-trick Barcelona 3-3 Real Madrid, 10 March 2007 Messi's first career hat-trick came in one of the biggest fixtures in football. The teenager scored all of Barca's three goals in a 2007 Clasico - his first at the Nou Camp - including a brilliant last-minute finish after beating a couple of defenders. This was arguably the moment he became a household name. Barcelona 5-2 Getafe, 18 April 2007 Messi's goal in the Copa...
David Beckham Insists Messi Is Level Above Ronaldo
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David Beckham Insists Messi Is Level Above Ronaldo

The Red Devils and Real Madrid legend considers an Argentine playmaker to be a better player than a man who inherited his shirt at Old Trafford Lionel Messi is a level above even Cristiano Ronaldo, says Manchester United legend David Beckham, with the Barcelona superstar considered to sit in a class of his own. Many share that opinion of the mercurial Argentine forward, with his exploits at Camp Nou continuing to amaze and raise the bar of individual excellence. Eternal rival Ronaldo is the only player to have got close to Messi, with the pair having split 11 Ballons d’Or between them. Messi, though, has captivated audiences with his mazy dribbling and audacious finishing for the best part of 16 years, with a remarkable return of 627 goals recorded for the Blaugrana in that...
Messi vs Ronaldo: Van Basten Picks World’s Best Player
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Messi vs Ronaldo: Van Basten Picks World’s Best Player

Netherlands legend, Marco van Basten, has said that people who pick Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi, know nothing about football. The debate over who is the greatest player currently has rumbled on for years. For almost a decade, Messi and Ronaldo were direct rivals in LaLiga with Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Argentine won more league titles, while Cristiano clinched four Champions League titles in five seasons. Messi has taken home five Ballons d’Or, while the Portugal captain has four. But Van Basten feels the difference is very clear. “Cristiano is a great player, but those who say he is better than Messi know nothing about football, or they are saying it in bad faith,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “Messi is one of a kind. Impossible to imitate and imposs...
Ronaldo on Messi: I deserve more Ballons d’Or
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Ronaldo on Messi: I deserve more Ballons d’Or

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said he deserves to end his career with more Ballon d'Or awards than Barcelona's Lionel Messi and hopes to establish himself as the greatest player of all time. Ronaldo, 34, has won the renowned France Football magazine trophy for the world's best player five times -- as many as Messi -- but is eager for more as he moves into the twilight of his career. "Messi's in the history of football," Ronaldo told broadcaster Piers Morgan in an interview with Britain's ITV on Tuesday. "But I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him," he said, referring to the Ballon d'Or awards. "I'd love it, I think I deserve it." The Portugal captain said he was no friend of the Argentine but credited his rival for helping push him further in h...
List Of The Highest Earning Footballers In 2018
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List Of The Highest Earning Footballers In 2018

The Barcelona attacker is a long way ahead in the figures for the current season, pulling in 126 million euros ($154mn) in salary, bonuses and commercial revenue while his great Real Madrid rival is making 94mn euros. Last season ‘CR7’ led with 87.5mn euros with Messi on 76.5mn euros. That works out at 25,000 euros per minute pitch time this season for Messi in La Liga, the Champions League, the Spanish Cup and Supercup and four international appearances for Argentina this season, and assuming he plays all of Barcelona’s five remaining games. The two players who have split the last 10 Ballons d’Or are followed by Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian star Neymar on 81.5mn euros in the calculations to be published by France Football on Tuesday and released to AFP Monday. There is a bi...

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