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‘Nobody Can Do What I Do, I’m The Best Player In History’ – Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Fifth Ballon d’Or Win By Positively Drowning Himself With Praise

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Cristiano Ronaldo kept his obsessive quest to win seven Ballon d'Ors and sire seven children before he's put out to pasture (yes, he actually admitted this out loud) by winning trinket number five in Paris last night.

The Real Madrid man beat Lionel Messi and Neymar into second and third place respectively to win the award for the second year in a row.

Ballon d’Or: Nike May Have Let Proverbial Cat Out Of The Bag With New Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Fifth Triumph’ Mercurial Boots (Leaked Photos)

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Depending on how much you're willing to read into it, a set of leaked images appear to show that Nike may have let the cat out of the bag regarding this year's Ballon d'Or recipient.

It would seem that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to draw level with Lionel Messi by winning his fifth award if his latest batch of custom-made Mercurial boots are anything to go by.

Balón de Oro

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Después de seis años, el Balón de Oro (en francés, Ballon d'Or) vuelve a ser exclusivo de la revista France Football, ya que la FIFA -que compartió el padrinazgo del premio entre 2010 y 2015- tendrá su propia entrega con The Best FIFA Football Awards.

El premio individual más importante del mundo sigue siendo el Balón de Oro, que desde 1956 otorga anualmente la revista parisina al mejor jugador del mundo.

Ballon d’Or Shortlist Unveiled: All The Usual Suspects Plus Light Smattering Of Total Frauds

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It's that time of year again. The annual creep towards the Ballon d'Or gala officially begins today with the announcement of the 2016 long-short-list.

For reasons of their own, award administratorsFrance Football decided to leak the list in five-player increments over the course of the entire day, milking the whole thing for all it was worth.

LIONEL MESSI WINS GOLDEN BALL 2015

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FIFA - FRANCE FOOTBALL GOLDEN BALL 2013 | IS CRISTIANO RONALDO ALREADY THE WINNER ?

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FIFA ANNOUNCE THE FINAL THREE CANDIDATES FOR GOLDEN BALL AWARD 2013

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PSG signing Lucas Moura says Leo Messi is ‘like a mirror image’ of him

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Some of the biggest clubs in Europe tried to lure 20-year-old Brazilian sensation Lucas Moura away from Sao Paulo last summer as he was being compared to some of the biggest names in the sport. Comparisons that Lucas Moura, who will join PSG in January for a Fernando Torres level fee, gladly reinforces.

La Liga Dominates FIFA Ballon d’Or Shortlist

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FIFA and France Football has announced the candidates for the FIFA Ballon d'Or and for the FIFA World Coach of the Year. As expected the list is dominated by players who play in La Liga.

The winners of all of the awards, which will be decided by the captains and head coaches of the men's national teams as well as by international media representatives selected by France Football, will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala on 7 January 2013.

Spanish Football

SPANISH FOOTBALL | FRANCE FOOTBALL 30 CANDIDATES 2017

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NOMINEES MESSI, RONALDO & ... NEYMAR??? FIFA GOLDEN BALL 2015

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THREE SPANISH FOOTBALL PLAYERS WITH GOLDEN BALL AWARD ODDS

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The talk about the "Golden Ball Award" candidates & favourites at this time of the year is obviously premature. However, it is inevitable after we have been blessed with the recently finished Euro 2012 tournament along with all the World star players on stage. In recent days, France Football has done its marketing strategy-tactic aimed at the Spanish Market, announcing that Spanish Goalkeeper &

Real Madrid

Ronaldo ‘confident’ of Ballon d’Or after wiping smile off French faces

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels confident of winning a fourth Ballon d'Or title after a stellar year in which Portugal wiped the smiles off French faces at Euro 2016.

The 31-year-old Real Madrid striker said in an interview published in Tuesday's edition of France Football that 'Les Bleus' "thought they were going to easily win" and "smiled a lot" before the final in Stade de France last July.

Ronaldo ‘confident’ of Ballon d’Or after wiping smile off French faces

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Paris (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels confident of winning a fourth Ballon d'Or title after a stellar year in which Portugal wiped the smiles off French faces at Euro 2016.

The 31-year-old Real Madrid striker said in an interview published in Tuesday's edition of France Football that 'Les Bleus' "thought they were going to easily win" and "smiled a lot" before the final in Stade de France last July.

CRISTIAN RONALDO WINS FIFA GOLDEN BALL 2014

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CRISTIANO RONALDO WINS THE BALLON D´OR - FIFA FRANCE FOOTBALL GOLDEN BALL 2013

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Oh No – Real Madrid Make €10M Bid for Mathieu Debuchy

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There are reports coming out all day today in France that Real Madrid are interested in Mathieu Debuchy, and that they are ready to make a bid for the French International right back. France Football is reporting that Real Madrid have made Debuchy a definite target, and are apparently willing to pay €10M (£7.

IKER CASILLAS | FRANCE FOOTBALL CALLS FOR "GOLDEN BALL AWARD"

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The "inventors" ( back in 1956 ) of the "Golden Ball Award ", France Football, has come out publicly today to defend Spanish National Team Goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS & let drop that perhaps it is time that the Spanish Captain receive the Award.The accolades have been close to perfect for any Football professional: ".

Newcastle United

Newcastle Reported Interested In Italian International

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France Football is reporting that Newcastle United are interested in 6'4″ PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu who is 28. It looks like Sirigu will not get many games this season after being the number one goalkeeper at the Paris club for the last four seasons, but German U21 International goalkeeper Kevin Trapp arrived in the summer [.

Reports That Newcastle Bid £11M For St. Etienne Center-Back

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France Football is reporting that Newcastle are not only after St. Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but that we are also interested in their top young center-back Kurt Zouma. Kurt Zouma top young French center-back 18 year-old Zouma is of Central African descent and made his first team debut for St.

Cabaye – We Can Still Make 10th Place In The League

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Yohan Cabaye has been talking to France Football and he says that the French leagues are quite a decent standard and there are some good players playing in France. Yohan Cabaye one of Newcastle's best players Newcastle of course brought in Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Mathieu Debuchy to Newcastle [.

English Premier League

Dynamo Kiev winger Younes Belhanda dreaming of Arsenal move

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Arsenal target Younes Belhanda has revealed he is desperate to join the club. The long-term Gunners target says he is dreaming of a move to the Premier League and claims Arsenal are his favourite club. Belhanda, aged 24, told France Football: "How long will I stay at Dynamo? I don't know. If I have opportunities [.

Sissoko – England Suits Me And My Style Of Play

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We brought you some quotes from Yohan Cabaye in France Football earlier today, and Moussa Sissoko has also been talking in France Football, and he thinks the England game really suits his style. Moussa Sissoko - after scoring against Chelsea Here's the piece in France Football and with the help of Google Translate and myself, [.

Striker: Gunners’ lefty attack no problem

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has played down suggestions that his partnership with Lukas Podolski and Robin van Persie can be impacted due to all three players being left-footed.

Giroud joined Podolski as Arsenal's second high-profile summer signing earlier this week and speculation quickly became rife that his arrival could spell the departure of skipper van Persie.

Gunner: I am a lot like Bayern’s Gomez

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Arsenal's new striker Olivier Giroud has described himself as a striker with both size and mobility, a lot like prolific Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez.

In fact, Giroud, who recently revealed rejecting a move to UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea, has now added that he also refused approaches from beaten finalists Bayern due to the many similarities he shares with Gomez.

Backpage roundup: ‘Scurrilous’ Wilshere rumour, Nasri’s jibe and more

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Nasri: Swapping Arsenal for City Was the Right Decision

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is hoping that the people who vilified him for leaving Arsenal now understand that it was the right decision for his career.

Spain v Italy Free Bet Offer with bet365

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bet365 has a fantastic free bet offer to add to the excitement as defending champions Spain get their Euro 2012 campaign underway with a tough test against Italy.

Place a pre-match bet on this Group C game on Sunday 10th June and you will receive a free In-Play bet to the same stake on the big match.

Toon ace content with surroundings

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Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has played down speculation that he is looking to move to Manchester United in pursuit of Champions League football next season.

Cabaye, 26, arrived at Tyneside last summer in a deal with former French champions Lille and impressed immediately in the Magpies' central midfield.

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Everton and QPR in for former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko

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Former Liverpool star Momo Sissoko could be back on Merseyside next season playing in the blue of Everton. The Toffees and QPR are both said to be interested in the PSG midfielder, who is surplus to requirements at his current club. He spent last season on loan at Fiorentina and would be available for a [.

Everton manager David Moyes plots Germany move

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David Moyes has revealed he would like to manager abroad one day and has singled out Germany as a possible destination. The Everton manager said he was 'fascinated' by the Bundesliga and suggested that he and German football would be a great match for each other. Moyes told France Football, home of the slightly controversial [.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic declares himself a living legend (in Malmo)

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Back in his hometown of Malmo, Sweden for international duty, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was honored with a place on the walk of fame outside Swedbank Stadion and he reacted with the utmost Zlatanness. Ibrahimvoic started his career with Malmo before moving to Ajax in 2001 and since then, the 30-year-old has become one of the most accomplished and confident footballers in the world.

What Is Going On At PSG?

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Two games and still without a win in the league is not the start that Paris Saint-Germain's owners expected when they spent massively on new players this summer.

On Sunday night, PSGG were held to a 0-0 draw Sunday night by Ajaccio, a performance that is already heaping pressure on PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The Rest

Schneiderlin: “I want to be like Keane”

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Morgan Schneiderlin said he aims to emulate Roy Keane and become as a pivotal a figure for the club as the Irishman was during his 12-season spell at Old Trafford.

Schneiderlin, signed from Southampton for £25m earlier this summer, has been one of United's best players in their first three games of the season, displaying the kind of form that has seen going from League One to become a France international.

Definidas finalistas para Balón de Oro y Técnico del Año

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FIFA y France Football anunciaron esta mañana a las tres jugadoras finalistas para el Balón de Oro, así como la tripleta de entrenadores que lucharán por tener el reconocimiento como el mejor del año.

Se trata de Abby Wambach, ganadora del año pasado; Marta, finalista como cada año y Nadine Angerer, ganadora del premio a mejor jugadora de Europa.

Weltfußballer des Jahres

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13 de octubre de 1993

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Esa tarde, Central Ballester completó los 45 minutos pendientes contra General Lamadrid, por el campeonato de Primera D. Fueron dos tiempos de 22 minutos y medio y fue, también, mi debut como periodista, en Clarín.
Pasaron 20 años de esa cancha tan humilde, de esa "cabina de prensa" que apenas era un par de chapas mal clavadas.

Argentina '78 - El revés de un triunfo

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Versión en español del artículo publicado en la revista France Football, en julio de 2003.
Por PABLO ARO GERALDES

Veinticinco años después de su victoria en la Copa del Mundo, César Luis Menotti y sus jugadores vuelven sobre este episodio ambiguo de la historia de la Argentina, comandada entonces por la junta militar del general Videla.

TOP 20 WORLD FOOTBALL - SOCCER - EARNERS 2013

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Marco Materazzi keeps Rafa Benitez feud going with fat jokes

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Last week, baffling Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez called full-time antagonist Marco Materazzi a liar nine times in a span of 30 seconds during his press conference. This was a reaction to Materazzi quotes published in France Football about how much he doesn't like Benitez from their short time at Inter together, how Benitez has written rules "like the highway code" and Benitez took down pictures of Inter's old manager -- including treble winner Jose Mourinho -- at the club's training complex.

Guillaume Hoarau will let Zlatan Ibrahimovic have the PSG No. 9 shirt on one condition

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When Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined PSG last week, he wasn't automatically given the No. 9 shirt because it currently belongs to Guillaume Hoarau. The Frenchman has been with PSG since 2008 and has scored 52 goals in 145 appearances, so he's staked a rightful claim to the number and isn't prepared to just hand it over to Zlatan the conquerer without making him do a little work for it.