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Klopp: “I Think It’s Normal That A Lot Of People See It Slightly Differently”

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Jurgen Klopp feels Virgil van Dijk would have been a worthy winner of the Ballon d’Or but understands why Lionel Messi was rewarded for a record sixth time.  The Dutch international was in stellar form last season as Liverpool added to their European legacy by winning another Champions League crown. Many thought the towering central defender deserved the award for …

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Three Liverpool Players Finish In Top 5 Of Ballon D’Or Voting

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Lionel Messi is the winner of the 2019 Men’s Ballon d’Or.  Messi was announced as the winner for the sixth time at an awards ceremony in Paris tonight as last year’s winner Luca Modric handed over the trophy to the Barcelona man. Lionel Messi from @FCBarcelona is the 2019 Ballon d'Or winner! THAT'S HIS SIXTH ONE! #ballondor pic.twitter.com/dLndTZNeeW — #BallondOr …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Insists He Is “Not Obsessed” By Individuals Awards

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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed out on winning this year’s Ballon d’Or for the sixth time. The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before him. “I’m …

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Andy Murray: “The Level Of Sexism In Sport Is Unreal”

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Tennis star, Andy Murray, has lashed out at the host of the Ballon D’Or who asked the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg whether she could “twerk” live on stage. The young Lyon striker gave an empowered speech while accepting the award, encouraging more girls to play football. However, as the 23-year-old was leaving the stage, she was asked by the …

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Ballon D’Or Host Apologises As ‘Twerk’ Request Causes Storm

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French DJ Martin Solveig apologised and said he was taken aback by the stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg whether she could “twerk” live on stage. The awards co-host in Paris provoked a torrent of complaints about sexism with his question about the sexually suggestive dance, which received a blunt “No” from …

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Breaking: Luka Modric Wins The 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Luka Modric has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or at an awards ceremony in Paris tonight.  The award caps off an incredible year for the 33-year-old Croatian who helped his country reach the World Cup final in Russia in addition to winning a Champions League with Real Madrid. Modric’s win means that 2018 will be the …

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Bale, De Bruyne & Alisson Among First 10 Ballon d’Or Nominees

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City’s Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award announced on Monday. Bale, who scored two goals in Real’s triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool, joins his club teammate Karim Benzema among the first wave of 30 nominees for …

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Ballon D’or “On My Mind”, Says Griezmann After FIFA Snub

Atlético star Antoine Griezmann questions why he wasn’t voted in the world’s top three players by FIFA but hopes of winning the “more prestigious” Ballon d’Or. “It’s a prize from FIFA and it seems a pity that no World Cup winners were nominated,” Griezmann, who helped France to World Cup glory in Russia this summer, told Spanish sports daily AS. …

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Antoine Griezmann: I Deserve To Be On Ballon d’Or Podium

France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid. Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award in football, despite not winning anything. That year was agonising for the …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hails Roy Keane’s Influence On His Early Career

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Cristiano Ronaldo has acknowledged the influence of his old Manchester United teammates on his early career. The Real Madrid forward collected his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, putting him level with Lionel Messi as the players to have won the award on the most occasions. Speaking to France Football after winning the award for the fourth time in five seasons, …

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