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Ronaldo 'not obsessed' by individual trophies

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Portugal and Juventus superstar has missed on winning the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA and UEFA's player of the year trophies

WE NOT ME. Cristiano Ronaldo says the most important thing is winning "collective trophies." File photo by Jose Jordan

Ballon d'Or host apologizes as 'twerk' request causes storm

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:29 PM

'This was a joke, probably a bad one and I want to apologize for the one I may have offended,' says French DJ Martin Solveig

APOLOGY. French DJ Martin Solveig apologizes to Ada Hegerberg for his 'sexist' request in the 2018 Ballon d'Or awards. Photo from Twitter (@martinsolveig)

Kylian Mbappe wins 2018 Ballon d’Or best young player

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:48 PM

19-year-old Mbappe paces the competition for his 4 World Cup goals and top-scoring stint with Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain

YOUTH STAR. Kylian Mbappe further solidifies his title as the world's best young player in the football scene. Photo from

Ada Hegerberg: 'Twerk' request doesn't overshadow historic Ballon d'Or

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Ada Hegerberg rejects a request to perform a sexually provocative dance as she lifts her inaugural women's Ballon d'Or trophy

HISTORIC. Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg is the inaugural winner of the women's Ballon d'Or award. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Modric ends 10-year Ronaldo-Messi reign in 2018 Ballon d'Or

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Luka Modric is crowned after an outstanding year of helping Real Madrid retain its third Champions League title and dragging Croatia to its first ever final of the World Cup

WORLD'S BEST. Luka Modric tops the Ballon d'Or for his fourth major individual award in 2018. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d'Or, end Ronaldo-Messi era

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:05 AM

After winning the Golden Ball in the World Cup and FIFA's Best Player award this year, the Croatian star is expected to end his year with another coveted plum

NEW FACE. Luka Modric (right) could end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Lionel Messi at the top. File photos by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo), Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP (Messi) and Johannes Eisele/AFP (Modric)

Mbappe: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won't win Ballon d'Or

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric remains the favorite to cop football's top individual plum, but teen sensation Kylian Mbappe hopes a Frenchman wins it

FOOTBALL'S FUTURE. France's young superstar Kylian Mbappe makes a strong case for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Modric vs Ronaldo rematch as Ballon d'Or nominees unveiled

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric looks to solidify his place as the world's best with a first Ballon d'Or award

RAINING STARS. Luka Modric is on his way to bagging his second straight award in 2018. Photo from Twitter (@lukamodric10)

Ronaldo: Orang tak peduli garis 'start', hanya hasil akhir

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:03 AM

"Saya adalah pemain terbaik dalam sejarah sepak bola dunia".

RACE TO 7. Cristiano Ronaldo earns his 5th Men's Player of the Year award but he wants 7 of that. Photo by Philippe Marcou/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo raih gelar Ballon d'Or ke-5

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo berhasil menyamai catatan rekor yang dipegang oleh rivalnya Lionel Messi

KELIMA. Kapten tim nasional Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo berhasil menyabet trofi Ballon d'Or kelima pada Kamis malam, 7 Desember. Foto oleh AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo menyongsong gelar kelima Ballon d’Or

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:34 PM

Karpet merah untuknya sudah digelar sejak Juni lalu

Cristiano Ronaldo. Foto diambil dari @Cristiano/twitter