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The Portuguese coach also praised Cristiano Ronaldo, who he referred to as 'the best player in football history'
In the eve of their big match against Real Madrid, Valencia's coach Nuno Espiritu Santo revealed his recent signing Enzo Perez will likely be playing his first game with Los Naranjeros. The Portuguese boss even went further on, stating Perez was most likely making a start against La Liga's number one team. Perez made the 18-men squad Nuno summoned for their first match of 2015.
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The Selecao legend was asked to pick his all-time best starting XI, naming a who’s who of footballing legends.
Believed by many to be the greatest attacker to ever grace the beautiful game, when Brazilian legend Ronaldo was asked to pick his all-time best starting XI, you could expect many big names from the football world, both past and present, to make his list.
And he did not disappoint. Including a plethora of attacking talents from the different eras, the biggest name on the list was Brazil great... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish playmaker feels Messi deserves the award, despite the Argentine’s failure to lift a trophy with Barcelona last season.
Ballon d’Or debate is in full swing!
With the New Year upon us, the time of year when one lucky footballer is named the best player in the world is fast approaching. The Ballon d’Or ceremony, being held in Zurich on January 12, will see one of the three finalists, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Manuel Neuer, walk away with the coveted prize.
Messi, who dominated the... Read the rest of the article »
Their first loss in 23 games, albeit it was a friendly, the Blancos boss remains adamant that Tuesday's defeat takes nothing away from his team's wonderful year.
La Liga giants Real Madrid tasted defeat for the first time in 23 games on Tuesday, albeit it was a friendly match, as Los Blancos succumbed to a 4-2 loss to AC Milan in the Dubai Challenge Cup.
Despite a 35th minute goal from Portuguese ace Cristiano Ronaldo and a late consolation strike from Karim Benzema from a spot kick, a brace from Italian striker Stephan El Shaarawy inspired the Rossoneri... Read the rest of the article »
The Real Madrid attacker was honored for his remarkable goalscoring form this year, as Los Blancos were big winners at the ceremony in Dubai.
After a long, very impressive calendar year for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, in which he netted an astonishing 61 goals, the most by a single player, the Portuguese star’s achievements were honored at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. The 29-year-old Los Blancos ace was handed the 2014 Best Player of the Year prize.
This recognition comes at a crucial time for Ronaldo, just as... Read the rest of the article »
The German goalkeeper beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to top spot, whilst also booking a place on the French publication’s Team of the Year.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been named 2014 Footballer of the Year by L'Équipe, finishing ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who came in second and third respectively, after the German shot-stopper clinched both the Bundesliga title and World Cup trophy this year.
Other names on the list included Dutch attacker Arjen Robben... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender has backed his Real Madrid team-mate to beat fellow finalists Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to the Ballon d’Or prize.
With this year’s Ballon d’Or award ceremony fast approaching, which will be held on January 12, debate on who will be handed the coveted prize is heating up.
Although Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t even deserve to be on the three-man shortlist for the award, Chelsea defender Filipe Luis and La Liga president Javier Tebas have all... Read the rest of the article »
Talking with a radio station, the Spanish league's top executive praised both players, but he believes the Portuguese had a better year than Barcelona's player.
The President of the Spanish league, Javier Tebas, spoke about several subjects in an interview with a radio show. Among those subjects, Tebas shared his opinion about who should win this year's Ballon D'Or nomination, stating that Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo would be a fair winner.
"I would give it to Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been the best player this year. Don't get me wrong... Read the rest of the article »
The German goalkeeper stated that 2014 was the best of his career, but he believes Messi and Ronaldo have an advantage over him.
German shot-stopper Manuel Neuer does not consider himself as the favorite to win the Ballon D'Or nomination, despite several opinions that state a German player should win the prize given it was his National team that won the World Cup. Neuer praised Pep Guardiola for his role making him a better player, and applauded his fellow nominees, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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The Barcelona midfielder believes the Real Madrid star hasn’t earned his place as a finalist due to his disappointing 2014 World Cup run.
Believe it or not, with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tipped as favorite to win the Ballon d’Or for a second consecutive year, some people don’t even believe the former Manchester United winger should have been named as a finalist for the prize.
According to Barcelona midfielder Xavi, the Real Madrid superstar, who has been in fine form in front of goal this year, doesn’t... Read the rest of the article »
Despite claiming Messi is one of the most talented players he has ever faced, the Chelsea defender believes Ronaldo has achieved more this season to earn the award.
Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has thrown his hat into this season’s Ballon d’Or award debate, claiming Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to be named winner of the prize, which will be handed out on January 12, over the likes of archrival Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Despite insisting the Barcelona attacker is one of the greatest players he... Read the rest of the article »
Who will win the first ever annual diving prize, hilariously named the Fallon d'Floor award as a parody of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award which recognizes the best football player on the planet?
Cristiano Ronaldo has scooped numerous awards in his career and he might very well land his third Ballon d’Or come January 2015. However, there is one thing he may not want to add to his trophy cabinet: a prize to recognize his talent as a diver.
The Real Madrid number 7 attacker is part of the six nominees vying for world football's first ever annual Fallon d'Floor award. The voting rule... Read the rest of the article »
Pedro Pinto claims there was never a problem between the UEFA president and the Real Madrid superstar, whilst revealing more details surrounding the alleged snub at the Club World Cup final.
La Liga giants Real Madrid may not be happy with UEFA president Michel Platini, but according to the organization’s spokesman Pedro Pinto, there is no rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and the former Les Blues ace.
Rumors of animosity between the two emerged when Platini publicly revealed that he prefers to see a German player walk away this year’s Ballon d’Or prize, which will... Read the rest of the article »
Winning trophies and scoring goals all season appears to have left the Real Madrid superstar sleepy.
Can you blame Cristiano Ronaldo for feeling a little bit sleepy?
Winning trophies and scoring goals all season in the manner the Portuguese star has done is not an easy feat, and can leave anyone feeling a tad tired.
On Sunday, the Portuguese ace returned to his home town of Madeira as the world awaited the statue unveiling ceremony of the 29-year-old former Manchester United attacker.
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The Real Madrid star was not impressed with Platini's most recent comments. But did he snub the UEFA president at the CWC final?
Earlier this year, UEFA president Michel Platini incurred the wrath of Real Madrid, and especially Cristiano Ronaldo fans with comments he made about their favorite player.
Despite the two-time Ballon d'Or winner being a favorite to defend his title in January, the retired midfield star, who won three prizes from 1983-1985 during a successful spell with Juventus, believes that the much-sought... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese star has made his colleagues very happy ahead of the Christmas holidays with a very generous present.
With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, people all over the world are deciding on what gifts to present to their friends and family, and footballers are no exception.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo decided to get in on the holiday spirit and has gifted each one of his colleagues a nice present--a watch--following their historic 10th Champions League win this past May.
However... Read the rest of the article »
With the score 2-1, Iker Casillas saved a penalty kick by Verza, holding the lead for Los Blancos before Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice.
It seems Real Madrid's luck is not ending soon. Carlo Ancelotti's team managed to overcome Almeria's tactics to win their 20th consecutive match, with a brilliant performance by Iker Casillas and record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Isco's beautiful striker broke the deadlock for Real Madrid, but just five minutes later Verza equalized for the home team. It was the first goal conceded by Iker Casillas... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of the upcoming Ballon d'Or ceremony, the Moroccan coach has revealed his reasons for choosing one player over the others.
Recently, the three nominees for the upcoming Ballon d'Or were announced. Two spots, naturally, most figured would go to La Liga star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Barcelona and Real Madrid aces have won every single prize since 2008. The third spot, however, went to Bayern Munich's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Despite the German star's impressive credentials... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese striker scored his 72nd goal in the European competition after a controversial call by the ref, who handed Marcelinho a red card for a hand ball.
Ronaldo finally topped Raul's total of 71 Champions League goals today, but he did it with controversy.
Raphael Varane headed a corner kick past the goalkeeper, but Marcelinho committed a handball to keep the Frenchman from scoring. Gareth Bale took the loose ball and drilled it into Ludogorets' net, but the ref decided to call the foul. After awarding the penalty kick, the ref decided to correctly... Read the rest of the article »
Ronaldo broke two Liga BBVA records on Saturday, Messi set one new one the following day, but who out of the two has been more prolific in front of goal since August 2009?
On Saturday, more oil was poured onto the fire of the never-ending Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo debate when the Real Madrid forward scored a hat-trick on Saturday in the 3-0 win over Celta Vigo.
This saw the 29-year-old set a new record for the most number of hat-tricks by a single player in La Liga, surpassing the late Alfredo Di Stefano and Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra's tally... Read the rest of the article »