newsfootball16 days ago

Ronaldo highest-earning athlete in 2016 on Forbes Sports Money Index

Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was also the winner when it came to raking in the big bucks. The Portuguese and Real Madrid star topped the list of highest-earning athletes on Forbes Sports Money Index. The Dallas Cowboys were the most valuable sports team and Nike the No 1 sports brand.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Won't die if I don't win the Ballon D'or, says Neymar

Barcelona forward Neymar has said that he is "not going to die" if he fails to win the Ballon d`Or award and stressed that he does not play football to win individual prizes. Neymar also felt that no one can be ever compared to the class of Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta.
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featurefootball2 months ago

10 football moments to remember in 2016

It’s been an action-filled 2016 for all football aficionados all across the globe with some memorable performances for fans to remember. We’ve witnessed some spectacular football all year round so here are the top 10 footballing moments of the year:
Tejas Sirohi
newsfootball2 months ago

The Guardian : List of top 90 footballers of the year released, top 10 in mystery

The Guardian has attempted to present a truer depiction of the best 100 footballers of the year away from the blinding glitz of the Ballon D'or shortlist, with inputs from 124 experts across 45 nations. The list includes a player from the Brazilian league while also featuring stars like Mesut Ozil.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Di Stefano is a better footballer than Messi, says Canario

Former Brazil forward Canario believes that Lionel Messi must mature a lot if he wants to be considered in the same breath as former Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano. Canario has praised Di Stefano saying he was an all-rounder and a complete player of his generation.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or in a one-sided affair

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat arch-rival Lionel Messi to claim the prestigious Ballon d'Or for the fourth time in his career. The Portuguese captain is now just one behind the Argentine, and it is the ninth consecutive year that either of the two have won the award.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Messi lauded for his sportsmanship after telling referee not to award free kick

Lionel Messi has been praised by the Twitterati after the Argentine displayed impeccable sportsmanship to tell the referee that there was no contact with Osasuna defender after going to the ground during the Saturday's match. Messi also scored twice and set up Luis Suarez in Barca's 3-0 victory.
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featurefootball3 months ago

Tactical Analysis | How an error-prone Madrid managed to draw against Barcelona

Real Madrid maintained their six-point difference over Barcelona in the La Liga table by escaping with a point at Camp Nou in what was below-par Clasico. Luis Suarez seemed to have sealed 3 points with a 53rd-minute header, but Sergio Ramos scored in the dying minutes to end the match 1-1.
Samarendranath Soory
newsfootball3 months ago

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF | Preview

The footballing world will experience the first El Clasico of the 2016-17 season when La Liga leaders Real Madrid travel to the Nou Camp to face second-placed Barcelona on Saturday. This will be the 232nd Clasico in the history of the fixture that dates all the way back to 1929.
Tejas Sirohi
featurefootball3 months ago

Five times Messi and Ronaldo left their mark on the El Clasico

When the fixtures for a season are announced, being a Manchester United fan I quickly check two fixtures - Liverpool at Anfield and the derby at Old Trafford. Then I switch to the La Liga to see when the first El Clasico of the season is scheduled.
Faizan Qadiri