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Four and Counting – Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

And so we have it. What the majority of people were expecting has come to pass. His 91 goals for club and country, a total that broke Muller’s 40 year-old record, has helped Messi win the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or. In doing so he becomes the first player in the history of the game to […]

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Pirlo doesn’t need the Ballon d’Or to prove his greatness

There can be no doubt that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have stolen the show in 2012 and, as a result, both of them are Ballon d’Or finalists, along with Spain & Barcelona’s highly successful Andres Iniesta. Nevertheless, there are a couple of veterans who have also lit up this year and deserve to receive […]

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Ballon d’Or – The case for Casillas

If one is to believe the headlines, only one of either Messi or Ronaldo deserve to win this year’s award for the best footballer in the world, the FIFA Ballon d’Or. Although other contenders such as Xavi, Iniesta and Falcao have also been mentioned, there is one highly successful player that should be considered – […]

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Forget Messi & Ronaldo, Falcao should win Ballon d’Or

The gala presentation for the 2012 Ballon d’Or may still be some way off, however talk has already begun over who will be crowned the best footballer in the world. Three-time winner Lionel Messi is favourite for many people, while others believe Real Madrid’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has finally done enough to pip his […]

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