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Didier Drogba Heading To China

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By all accounts Didier Drogba has told his Chelsea teammates that he is leaving to go to China.

Drogba is expected to link up with former team-mate Nicolas Anelka at Shanghai in China in a £200,000-a-week deal.

Drogba said:

"Even though it's been three years since I said that I wanted to leave, I find it hard to admit that it's over with this club — especially since I did not want this end.

Didier Drogba: Brandishing His Farewell Torch

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If that's an Olympic torch, we can only pray it isn't lit. Didi's been a busy boy since he scored the winning pen in the Champions League final. First there was the celebratory trip to Boujis, where he bonded with Rihanna through a system of dance and black and white photography. Afterwards, France Football magazine quoted [.

Drogba says goodbye to Chelsea as Torres grows impatient

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Despite leading Chelsea to Champions League glory on Saturday it appears Didier Drogba has played his last game for the club.

France Football magazine has reported that the Ivory Coast star has confirmed he is leaving Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard: United or City?

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Eden Hazard is arguably the most sought after player in Europe at the moment. It  now looks like the Belgian dazzler has made his decision on where he'll be playing next season and Fergie's not going to like it at all!

Recently the Lille midfielder has dropped his biggest hint yet that he will join Manchester City this summer after announcing he will 'definitely' be wearing blue next season.

Lionel Messi

Future News: Bebe named world’s 97,612th highest paid footballer

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After establishing that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the world's highest-paid footballer, earning €33 million a year (€10.5-million salary, €1.5 million in bonuses and €21 million in advertising and other contracts), France Football magazine has discovered that Manchester United disappointment on loan at Beskitas is the world's 97,612th highest paid footballer.

Ballon D’or Short List: Glaring Omissions Tarnish Credibility of Awards

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The Golden ball has released their shortlist of players of which one will be chosen as the undisputed best player for this past year. Yet, as it's been the case for a couple of years now, the shortlist raised more questions than provided answers.

The list, which is chosen by France Football Magazine, has always had its critics although as of late, it has attracted more widespread criticism than ever before.

Marta wins fifth consecutive FIFA women’s world player of the year

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The amazing Marta won her fifth consecutive FIFA player of the year award Monday, ahead of Germany's Fatmire Bajramaj and Birgit Prinz.

Hosted at the Zurich Kongresshaus, the evening's FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala raised the curtain on the new decade in style. Attracting the cream of the soccer world, who had come to pay tribute to the leading players and coaches of 2010, the event reached its long-awaited climax with the award of the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, a fusion of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and France Football magazine's Ballon d'Or.

Messi Wins FIFA Ballon d’Or

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Lionel Messi tonight became the inaugural winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or tonight in Zurich. Messi was selected ahead of Barcelona team-mates Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Messi who was simply brilliant last-year scored an amazing 60 goals for club and country in 2010 while helping Barcelona retain its Spanish league title.

Messi wins FIFA World Player Award

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Lionel Messi tonight became the inaugural winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or tonight in Zurich. Messi was selected ahead of Barcelona team-mates Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Messi who was simply brilliant last-year scored an amazing 60 goals for club and country in 2010 while helping Barcelona retain its Spanish league title.

Sneijder Snubbed As Barcelona Trio Make Ballon d’Or Shortlist

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For the first time since 1989, one single club can boast the honour of employing all three players named on FIFA's 2010 Ballon d'Or shortlist.

21 years ago, AC Milan achieved the feat when legendary triumvirate Franco Baresi, Frank Rijkaard and eventual winner Marco Van Basten were whittled down from the preliminary long list, but this time round it is Catalan powerhouse Barcelona who are now guaranteed to see one of their number crowned as the best player in world football come January 10th.

FIFA Merge Their Two Top Player Awards – Who Will Take This Year’s Crown?

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As of next year, the two most prestigious individual accolades in world football will cease to exist as seperate entities, and merge to create a single globe-spanning award.

France Football's Ballon d'Or (i.e. the European Footballer of the Year award) will now be combined with FIFA's World Player of the Year award to form a single title, to be named the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award.

Lionel Messi wins 2009 Ballon d’Or by record margin

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Lionel Messi has won the 2009 Ballon d'Or by a landslide on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. He's the first Argentinian to win the award and had 473 out of a possible 480 votes to win the award. The Ballon d'Or is given by the France Football Federation and is for the best player in the European leagues.

Lionel Messi - 2009 Ballon d'Or Winner!!!

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Lionel Messi will be featured in the new issue of France Football magazine out this Tuesday. He's officially the winner of the 2009 Golden Ball trophy awarded by the magazine for the best player in Europe.Messi won the awards with 473 points, while 2008 winner Cristiano Ronaldo came in second place with 233 points, and Xavi came in third with 170 points.

Ballon D’Or: France Football Announces The 10 Finalists

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There used to be 30... now the contestants for the Ballon D'Or, France Football Magazine annual award, are down to 10. The winner (as well as the 10 player shortlist) is selected by many European journalists and will be announced tomorrow, December 1st. Cristiano Ronaldo took it last year and I find it hard he will get it again but you never know.

Ballon d’Or shortlist down to 10

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The full list of nominations for the 2009 Ballon d'Or has now been shortlisted down to ten and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 1st December. The Ballon d'Or is voted for by journalists and organised by France Football magazine. It's gotta be Messi's this year though right? The final ten are: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Didier Drogba [.

Who Deserves to Win the European Footballer of The Year Award?

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Veteran Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is one of five British footballers nominated for the 2009 European Player of the Year award.


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1. Kakà (Milan, Brazil) 2. Robinho (Real Madrid, Brazil) 3. Lionel Messi (F.C. Barcelona, Argentina) 4. Cesc Fábregas (Arsenal, Spain) 5. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid, Netherlands) 6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Portugal) 7. Didier Drogba (Chelsea, Ivory Coast) 8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter de Milan, Sweden) 9.

Karim Benzema

Winner’s Circle: Mario Goetze & Karim Benzema

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It's nearly the end of 2011 (already!), which means its time for leagues and/or associations to bestow some shiny medal to a few of footy's fiercest faces and bodies. Personally, we can't say we have a storied past of winning things and thus, know how it feels since most of the plaques stored beneath our desks say "Dirty Tackle" on them, but we (like most girls) have practised our beauty queen waves all the same.

Nominee List for 2009 Ballon D'Or Released

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France Football magazine has announced the following 30 nominees for their 2009 Golden Ball (Ballon D'Or) Award:

Andrei Arshavin (Russia and Arsenal)
Karim Benzema (France and OL/Real Madrid)
Iker Casillas (Spain and Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal and Manchester United/Real Madrid)
Diego (Brazil and Werder Bremen/Juventus)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast and Chelsea)
Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Wolfsburg)
Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon and Barcelona/Inter Milan)
Cesc Fabregas (Spain and Arsenal)
Fernando Torres (Spain and Liverpool)
Diego Forlan (Uruguay and Atletico Madrid)
Steven Gerrard (England and Liverpool)
Ryan Giggs (Wales and Manchester United)
Yoann Gourcuff (France and Bordeaux)
Thierry Henry (France and Barcelona)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden and Inter Milan/Barcelona)
Andres Iniesta (Spain and Barcelona)
Julio Cesar (Brazil and Inter Milan)
Kaka' (Brazil and AC Milan/Real Madrid)
Frank Lampard (England and Chelsea)
Maicon (Brazil and Inter Milan)
Lionel Messi (Argentina and Barcelona)
Luis Fabiano (Brazil and FC Seville)
Franck Ribery (France and Bayern Munich)
Wayne Rooney (England and Manchester United)
John Terry (England and Chelsea)
Nemanja Vidic (Serbia and Manchester United)
David Villa (Spain and Valencia)


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The prestigious "France Football" magazine has made public its 30candidates for this year Golden Ball Award which prizes the "Best"Football Player in World for 2008-2009. The Spanish players are six& are in darker letter in the full list below:Andreï Arshavin (Arsenal)Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United y Real Madrid)Diego (Werder Bremen y


Gervinho on the verge of joining Arsenal

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The winger with the forehead the size of a small country is on the bubble. Arsenal are reportedly wrapping up their negotiations for Gervinho for £10m. Meanwhile, the player has already checked in.

"I chose Arsenal because it's a young group within which I will be able to integrate easily," Gervinho told France Football magazine.

Nasri voted French player of the year

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PARIS, France Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has been voted French player of the year by France Football magazine. The 23-year-old former Marseille man, who was not part of Les Bleus' shambolic 2010 World Cup campaign in South Africa, topped the voting with 99.5 points from Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda (90) and Lyon goalkeeper Hugo [.

Nene named top foreign player in France

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PARIS, France Paris Saint-Germain winger Nene has been voted Ligue 1′s Foreign Player of the Year by France Football magazine. The 29-year old Brazilian has been a huge success since signing from Monaco in July, scoring 11 goals in 17 games and helping the Parisian club to second in the League 1 table.

Inter Milan

Mourinho is highest paid manager in the world

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Jose Mourinho is the highest paid manager in football, according to France Football magazine. Mourinho topped the manager's rich list with an income of 13.5mn euros.

Among the manager's ranks Mourinho tops the list ahead of Barcelona's Pep Guardiola with 10.

The Great Lampard Debate

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The Frank Lampard saga continues to troll on this summer. Questions abound regarding his future, and whether or not he will sign an extension or rush into The Ordinary One's arms at Inter Milan?

The latest bit of rumor comes via France Football Magazine, which claims Lamps has agreed a four-year contract with the Italian champions worth around £5.

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Can Paris Saint-Germain Turn Spending Spree Into Champions League Glory?

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The French Ligue 1 football season starts on Friday but the title has already been awarded.

"The question is not whether they will win the league but when," wrote France Football magazine this week. "The question is not whether they will be champions but how often."

After spending over €250m on transfers in 12 months, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Motta and today Lucas Moura, PSG are expected to romp to victory in France, not just this season, but for the foreseeable future.


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SkySports has confirmed on the website that according to France Football Magazine, Didier Drogba has told his Chelsea team mates he is leaving. He said in their interview:
"We will not be together next season, As I have decided to leave, I wanted to tell them (my team-mates) to their faces.


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FIFA , along with "new" partners FRANCE FOOTBALL MAGAZINE, have handed in their final list of 23 World Football Players who are candidates for this years 2010 FIFA - FRANCE FOOTBALL World Player Award. The winner will be announced th 10th of January 2011 & there are 7 Spanish National Football Team players on the list of 23 given today.

The End of Independence For The Ballon d’Or: A Missed Opportunity For Global Awards

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FIFA announced today that the two most prestigious awards in men's world soccer, the FIFA World Player of the Year award (awarded by FIFA since 1991) and the Ballon d'Or (run since 1956 by France Football magazine), would merge together: FIFA's paws once more taking hold of a previously independent and prestigious aspect of the global game.