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New worry for PSG: Did club influence Messi's Ballon d'Or win?

New worry for PSG: Did club influence Messi's Ballon d'Or win?

Many different aspects of Paris Saint-Germain's operations are the subject of ongoing investigations. To start, the French government is looking into the Neymar deal for potential political meddling. The attention has now turned to their purported efforts to influence the 2021 Ballon d'Or win for Lionel Messi. Paris Prosecutor's Office investigators have charged two persons […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 196 days ago

New worry for PSG: Did club influence Messi's Ballon d'Or win?

Many different aspects of Paris Saint-Germain's operations are the subject of ongoing investigations. To start, the French government is looking into the Neymar deal for potential political meddling. The attention has now turned to their purported efforts to influence the 2021 Ballon d'Or win for Lionel Messi. Paris Prosecutor's Office investigators have charged two persons […]

Awards

/ 261 days ago

UEFA partners with Ballon d'Or in latest battle with FIFA

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced an official partnership with organizers of the Ballon d'Or awards. The governing body of the sport in Europe announced the agreement just days after the most recent ceremony. Lionel Messi edged out Manchester City striker Erling Haaland for the men's awards. Aitana Bonmatí, on the other […]

Argentina

/ 265 days ago

Ballon d'Or's overemphasis on national duty saps award's weight

Lionel Messi won his record eighth Ballon d'Or on Monday. He beat out the likes of Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, and Vinicius Junior to win the award. In the last 12 months, Messi did not have his best campaign at club level. However, his performance in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup allowed Argentina to […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 277 days ago

French senator wants Benzema stripped of Ballon d'Or

France Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin has claimed that Karim Benzema has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The group has been labeled by several nations as a terrorist organization. This includes Saudi Arabia, the country where Benzema currently plays club soccer for Al-Ittihad. The French official made the claims during an interview on CNews Network. […]

Argentina

/ 278 days ago

Ballon d’Or decision leaked as Messi tipped to win for 8th time

Lionel Messi looks set to extend his record of Ballon d'Or titles later this month. The Argentine superstar has already collected the award seven times in his illustrious career. This is currently two more than any other player, including Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, reports out of Spain suggest that Messi will soon win his eighth Ballon […]

Antoine Griezmann

/ 316 days ago

Messi or Haaland? Griezmann makes hilarious Ballon d'Or pick

After the European season ended, talk over who would win the 2023 Ballon d'Or began in earnest. Recent rankings by France Football have stoked the flames of controversy. The thrilling 2022/23 season came to a close with Manchester City's victory against Inter, meaning that players still vying for the Ballon d'Or had no more opportunities […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 318 days ago

Ballon d’Or: Messi and Haaland lead shortlist, Ronaldo absent

On Wednesday, the 30-man shortlist for the 2023 Ballon d'Or came out. French soccer publication France Football unveiled its list of award candidates. There are a total of 60 players up for awards this year, 30 men and 30 women. For the 2023 Ballon d'Or, the top male nominees are Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland, […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 406 days ago

Inter Miami’s Messi is favorite to win Ballon d’Or

Despite Manchester City’s heroic treble, Lionel Messi is still the favorite to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or as reported by the Daily Mail. Messi earlier announced this week that he is set to join MLS side Inter Miami after leaving Paris St Germain. The Argentine won the Ligue 1 title in the recently concluded season […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 709 days ago

Seven-time winner Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination

Paris (AFP) – Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi paid a high price for an underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain when he was left off the 30-strong list for this year's coveted football award. Lucy Bronze, who was runner-up in 2019, is one of three members of England's Euro-winning squad to be short-listed for […]
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Ballon d'Or

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Who is the best player to not win the Ballon d'Or?

Sometimes, the best players do not win the Ballon d'Or. That could be based off of a number of reasons. For one, the Ballon d'Or seems to be tied to success through trophies. For instance, the last seven Ballon d'Or winners won either the UEFA Champions League or an international trophy. No one denies that […]

Ballon d'Or

/ 863 days ago

Ballon d'Or football award revamps format

Paris (AFP) – The Ballon d'Or, awarded to the world's best male and female footballer, is revamping its format from next season, organisers France Football magazine said on Friday. The award willl now be based on performances across a whole football season, rather than a calendar year, and the jury that selects the winner will […]
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