El argentino Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), el francés Frank Ribéry (Bayern de Múnich) y el portugués Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) son los tres finalistas oficiales a alzarse el próximo 13 de enero con el Balón de Oro de la FIFA 2013, anunció la revista France Football.
Messi ha ganado ese galardón los cuatro últimos años (2009-2012), tomando el relevo de Ronaldo (2008), mientras que Ribéry nunca ha logrado llevarse el trofeo ni entrar en el podium.
Barca lost their unbeaten start to the La Liga season after going down 1-0 at San Mames. Without Messi we looked really below our par, even though the performance was better than what we saw against Ajax. Now in a space of week we have lost twice! Time for Martino to get the boys back on track!
Lionel Messi last night presented the Golden Show which he won for being the leading goalscorer in Europe to the Camp Nou faithfuls. To make the moment more wonderful, the team obliged with a near perfect 4-0 drubbing of Granada.
Despite the return of Cesc Fabregas to full training on Tuesday, Barcelona could be without one of their central midfield starlets for this Saturday's match against Granada.
Already having missed the Spanish National Team's trip to Africa for a pair of friendlies, midfielder Xavi Hernandez has continued to struggle to overcome a thigh injury, having trained on the side for the last few days.
Dimitar Berbatov looks to have entered into Barca manager's back up plan for finding cover for Messi. Lionel Messi could make a comeback in late January, but Martino does not want to rush his star player back. Instead it is reported that he is looking to sign a center forward in the Winter transfer window.
Ronaldo set to boycott Ballon d'Or reports Spanish press - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has decided to avoid the upcoming Ballon d'Or ceremony in January.
The Real Madrid forward still holds strong resentment towards FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, for his bizarre commentsduring a speech at the Oxford Unionin October; and now, according to Spanish newspaper, AS, he will manifest his feelings with an unprecedented boycott of one of FIFA's most glittering events.
Contract negotiations are continuing between Barcelona and Andres Iniesta, but though the club are reportedly not worried about rushing to complete a new deal.
The Spanish international's current deal runs through the end of the 2014/2015 season, when Iniesta will be 31-years old, but according to reports in Spain, Iniesta isn't interested in leaving Barcelona.
Given that he's been told to stay off his feet for the next 6-8 weeks while he nurses a groin twang, here's Lionel Messi, at home, killing some time by fetching his fairly significant trophy haul out of the cabinet to give them a good polishing...
What you're looking at there is among other things four (consecutive) Ballon d'Ors, six La Liga trophies, three Champions League winner's trophies, one Best Player in Europe award, two Golden Boots (of the three he's won), two Copa del Rey trophies and many various other Super Cup trinkets.
Lionel Messi scored 91 goals from 1-Jan-2012 to 1-Jan-2013. That was an all time record. No one had scored this many goals in a single season ever. Nobody even came close to it if we are talking about elite league European football. That was last year. This year, Ronaldo has scored 63 goals so [...]
Vor ziemlich genau einem Jahr lief einer der bis dato erfolgreichsten Werbespots auf der Videoplattform Youtube. Schon damals konkurrierten Fussballer Linonell Messi und Basketballer Kobe Bryant miteinander und schon damals gab es nur einen Gewinner und das war der Auftraggeber des Werbespots, die Turkish Airlines.
08.12.2013 - Atentos y asumidos desde hace tiempo que la mejor manera de explotar la imagen publicitaria de Leo Messi es no hacerlo hablar, los publicistas contratados por Turkish Airlines continuan de tal modo la saga que enfrenta a la Pulga vs la estrella del basquet, Kobe Bryant.
"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."
I proved conclusively in my last article - ‘Cristiano Ronaldo 8 - Lionel Messi 3 - Gold Standard Debunks Myth' - that owing to performances in the international tournament arena that Ronaldo is the best of the La Liga giants.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or gala scheduled for January because he believes he has been disrespected by FIFA, according to a report today in the Spanish media.
Ronaldo is believed to be upset regarding the treatment he's received from FIFA in recent months.
08.12.2013 - Creer que Messi toma tiempo en revisar su perfil de Facebook para testear y/o responder alguna interpelación es tan posible como improbable. A días del estreno de la nueva publicidad de Airlines Turkish (donde actúa junto a Kobe Bryant) y después de pasar una semana con trabajos de recuperación en el predio de la Selección Argentina en Ezeiza, Messi descansa en Rosario con Thiago y su familia.
There is a growing list of some of the biggest clubs in Britain and around Europe, including Arsenal, who are keeping a close eye on the talented Dundee United youngster Ryan Gauld. The 17-year old has been dubbed the Scottish Lionel Messi or Baby Messi and not just because of his diminutive 5ft 4in frame.
After watching Aaron Ramsey put in another stunning performance for Arsenal against his former club Cardiff City, it would be hard to argue with his manager Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman claimed that Ramsey has been so good this season that he would be a clear favourite to win the Premier League Player of the season [.
It appears as if Arsenal Football Club will soon be able to add to the growing number of promising young players they have managed to attract from the academy of the Spanish champions Barcelona. The main one, of course, was Cesc Fabregas, who left his hometown club to get more playing opportunities and ended up [.
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans would definitely rather have Thierry Henry back in the Arsenal squad than Nicklas Bendtner, despite the fact that the Gunners' record goal scorer is now 36-years old. So the pictures in the papers of the mercurial French striker in Arsenal gear training with the current players will [.
Whenever you come across a transfer rumor linking Arsenal with one of Barcelona's young starlets from the Spanish club's La Masia academy, you would know that the story certainly has a fair amount of credibility in it. After 'poaching' the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral from the Catalan side's renowned youth [.
Lionel Messi's Argentina have it much easier than many of his Club colleagues in the Group stage of 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil. The draw which completed tonight threw up some rather interesting groups, also some seriously tough ones. Messi's Spanish friend's could be jealous at his luck after Argentina was paired with Nigeria, Bosnia and Iran in Group F.
FIFA 14 is out and some of the best gamers in the world have already begun to master EA Sports' latest title in their successful soccer game. The popular video game has become more and more integrated into football culture around the world on a yearly basis, with more and more big names backing the game upon release.
With complete disregard for FIFA's nonsense (see: ratings), the top challengers in Brazil 2014 should be the hosts, Spain, Germany, and any country which has the blessing of featuring Lionel Messi likely Argentina. The European contingent in that four have now released their main kits for the tournament roughly six weeks previous Christmas, so they'd like it if you purchased those from authorized stockists any day now, thank you much.