Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football. It started in 1956. In 2010, an agreement was made with FIFA and the award was renamed as the FIFA Ballon d'Or. However, the partnership ended in 2016 and the award was reversed back to Ballon d'Or. It honors male players who have performed the best over the previous year.

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Ballon d'Or Dream Team: Messi and Ronaldo find berths

15 Dec 2020

Ballon d'Or Dream Team: Messi and Ronaldo find berths

Football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been included in the greatest team of all time announced by France Football - Ballon D'or Dream Team.

Coronavirus outbreak: Ballon d'Or canceled for the first time

20 Jul 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Ballon d'Or canceled for the first time

Football's prestigious award Ballon d'Or will not be presented this year as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season midway.

Messi or Ronaldo? Kaka names his favorite player

05 Apr 2020

Messi or Ronaldo? Kaka names his favorite player

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid star Kaka has picked Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.

With no sports around, looking back at 2019's iconic moments

21 Mar 2020

With no sports around, looking back at 2019's iconic moments

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a worldwide catastrophe with all sport suspended or postponed.

Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: A look at his achievements

05 Feb 2020

Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: A look at his achievements

Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating his 35th birthday.

#ThatWas2019: Five amazing feats we witnessed in 2019

31 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Five amazing feats we witnessed in 2019

The year 2019 was a memorable one for the sporting world.

Football: A look at the best moments this year

28 Dec 2019

Football: A look at the best moments this year

2019 was a year that had its fair chunk of top moments. From national teams, club football to individual honors, we had an entertaining year.

The Best FIFA Awards: Messi voted for Mane- Here's why

06 Dec 2019

The Best FIFA Awards: Messi voted for Mane- Here's why

Barcelona and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi might have won his record sixth Ballon d'Or title this week, besides winning FIFA's The Best award in September.

Ronaldo's sister buries Virgil van Dijk on Instagram: Here's how

05 Dec 2019

Ronaldo's sister buries Virgil van Dijk on Instagram: Here's how

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was at the receiving end after he said that five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was not his competition, at the award ceremony, on Monday.

Chiellini blames Real Madrid for Ronaldo not winning Ballon d'Or

04 Dec 2019

Chiellini blames Real Madrid for Ronaldo not winning Ballon d'Or

Italian and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has blamed Real Madrid for denying Cristiano Ronaldo of winning the Ballon d'Or this year.

Interesting facts about 2019 Ballon d'Or Féminin winner Megan Rapinoe

03 Dec 2019

Interesting facts about 2019 Ballon d'Or Féminin winner Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe of the United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) created history on Monday after she became the second-ever woman to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or Féminin (honoring the best woman football player over the year).

Messi wins Ballon d'Or: 5 biggest moments from 2018-19 season

03 Dec 2019

Messi wins Ballon d'Or: 5 biggest moments from 2018-19 season

Football legend Lionel Messi pocketed the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for a record sixth time.

Five clubs which have produced most Ballon d'Or winners

30 Nov 2019

Five clubs which have produced most Ballon d'Or winners

The fate of football clubs is determined by the quality of players in their ranks.

Ranking the best mid-fielders to have won the Ballon d'Or

06 Nov 2019

Ranking the best mid-fielders to have won the Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious award which could be ever won by a footballer.

A look at footballers shortlisted for Ballon d'Or 2019

22 Oct 2019

A look at footballers shortlisted for Ballon d'Or 2019

The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious football award a player could ever receive.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes shocking admission regarding his Ballon d'Or wins

18 Sep 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo makes shocking admission regarding his Ballon d'Or wins

Portuguese football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards to date and is jointly tied with his Argentine rival Lionel Messi.

Comparing the achievements of Ronaldo and Neymar on their birthdays

05 Feb 2019

Comparing the achievements of Ronaldo and Neymar on their birthdays

Two of the greatest superstars in modern football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. celebrate their birthdays today.

The five footballers who can rule Europe this year

02 Jan 2019

The five footballers who can rule Europe this year

Last month, we looked at footballers who had been on fire in 2018. They were the center of attention in world football last year.

Modric has harsh words for Messi-Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or ceremony absentees

15 Dec 2018

Modric has harsh words for Messi-Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or ceremony absentees

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who managed to break Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's decade-long domination of football's top individual honor, the Ballon d'Or, is visibly livid with them for having given the award ceremony a miss.

Ronaldo's sister blames "mafia and money" for Ballon d'Or snub

04 Dec 2018

Ronaldo's sister blames "mafia and money" for Ballon d'Or snub

The Ballon d'Or award was announced last night, and Luka Modric picked up the win, with Cristiano Ronaldo coming second, followed by Antoine Griezmann.

Ballon d'Or: Analyzing why Luka Modric deserved the top award

04 Dec 2018

Ballon d'Or: Analyzing why Luka Modric deserved the top award

The Ballon d'Or was awarded last night to Croatian captain Luka Modric amidst a lot of media leaks and speculations.

A media report drops massive Ballon d'Or hint, fans enraged

20 Nov 2018

A media report drops massive Ballon d'Or hint, fans enraged

Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious individual honor in football, and fans look forward to finding out who will be crowned the best player in the world.

Are Messi-Ronaldo almost out of 2018 Ballon d'Or race?

11 Nov 2018

Are Messi-Ronaldo almost out of 2018 Ballon d'Or race?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the Ballon d'Or for a decade now, with these two winning the prestigious award five times each in the last 10 years.

Former Ballon d'Or winners reveal their favorites for this year

23 Oct 2018

Former Ballon d'Or winners reveal their favorites for this year

Awarded first in 1956, Ballon d'Or is considered the most coveted individual honor in football.

Luka Modric picks his favorite to win the Ballon d'Or

17 Oct 2018

Luka Modric picks his favorite to win the Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid mid-fielder and captain of the Croatian national team, Luka Modric, is the favorite to win the Ballon d'Or this term, breaking the decade-long dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

These players deserve Ballon d'Or more than me: Paul Pogba

10 Oct 2018

These players deserve Ballon d'Or more than me: Paul Pogba

The list of top 30 nominees for football's most prestigious prize, the Ballon d'Or, was revealed this week.

France Football has released list of 2018 Ballon d'Or nominees

09 Oct 2018

France Football has released list of 2018 Ballon d'Or nominees

Awarded first in 1956, Ballon d'Or is considered the most coveted individual honor in football.

Antoine Griezmann replies to Ramos, says was just having fun

30 Sep 2018

Antoine Griezmann replies to Ramos, says was just having fun

After Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos had lashed out at Antoine Griezmann during a press conference, Griezmann has opened up regarding the comments made by Ramos.

Women's Ballon d'Or is finally here: France Football announces launch

24 Sep 2018

Women's Ballon d'Or is finally here: France Football announces launch

France Football has announced that it will be launching the Women's Ballon d'Or, for the first time, this year.

I deserve the Ballon d'Or: Antoine Griezmann

06 Sep 2018

I deserve the Ballon d'Or: Antoine Griezmann

France and Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has opened up about the possibility of him winning the Ballon d'Or.

Football greats who have never won a World Cup

04 Jul 2018

Football greats who have never won a World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup has been more than what we bargained for.

Know why Lionel Messi won 5th Golden Shoe

21 May 2018

Know why Lionel Messi won 5th Golden Shoe

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is set to be awarded a fifth Golden Shoe as he finished as the top scorer in European leagues once again.

Jurgen Klopp: Salah will take 15 years to match CR7

20 May 2018

Jurgen Klopp: Salah will take 15 years to match CR7

There is no doubt that Mohamed Salah has been on fire this season.

Former footballer George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election

29 Dec 2017

Former footballer George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election

African nation, Liberia, has a new president. Former 'World Footballer of the Year' George Weah has been elected as Liberia's president.

Kaka announces retirement from football

18 Dec 2017

Kaka announces retirement from football

Former Ballon d'Or winner and World Cup winner, Kaka, who was renowned for his vision and passing ability has announced his retirement from football at age 35.

Will the Ballon d'Or duopoly ever end?

09 Dec 2017

Will the Ballon d'Or duopoly ever end?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have established themselves as the best footballers on the planet.

Ronaldo wins record equalling 5th Ballon d'Or

08 Dec 2017

Ronaldo wins record equalling 5th Ballon d'Or

It's official. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer on the planet.

Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment

12 Nov 2017

Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment

US women's soccer player Hope Solo accused the corruption-tainted former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.

Who could win the Ballon d'Or 2017?

06 Jun 2017

Who could win the Ballon d'Or 2017?

With the 2016-17 football season coming to an end, the curiosity for the winner of the prestigious Ballon d'Or has increased.