Tag Archives: Ballon d’Or

Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Mascherano finalists for 2014 Ballon d’Or

Four Barça players have been included in the final list of 23 candidates for the 2014 Ballon d’Or. Leo Messi, Neymar and Andrés Iniesta who finished second, fifth and sixth respectively in 2013 are again nominated while Javier Mascherano has … Continue reading

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Messi versus Ronaldo and Ribery for 2013 Ballon D’Or

There were no surprises today as FIFA revealed the three finalists for this year’s Ballon d’Or award as Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in Zurich on January 13.

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FC Barcelona 2 Malaga 2 (Copa del Rey quarter final first leg)

Barça and Malaga go into next Thursday’s second leg at La Rosaleda all square after a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou tonight. A mistake by Thiago Alcántara after 25 minutes allowed Manuel Iturra to put Malaga into a surprise lead … Continue reading

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Copa del Rey preview: FC Barcelona vs Malaga (Quarter-Final 1st leg)

Just three days after meeting in La Liga Barça take on Malaga in the Copa del Rey with a semi-final against Real Madrid or Valencia at stake. David Villa continues to suffer with a hamstring problem and will miss the … Continue reading

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Fifa Ballon d’Or Awards 2012

No surprises as Leo Messi lifted his fourth Ballon d’Or in Zurich tonight after polling 41.60% of the votes, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo on 23.68% and Andrés Iniesta on 10.91%. Barça were the best represented team along with Real Madrid in … Continue reading

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Leo Messi wins fourth Ballon d’Or

Ok, I know there are still a few hours to go before tonight’s gala in Zurich for the 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or, but there can be little doubt remaining that Leo Messi is going to win his fourth consecutive award. … Continue reading

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Messi and Iniesta vs Ronaldo for Fifa Ballon d’Or 2012

The three finalists for this year’s Fifa Ballon d’Or are Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo. Fifa announced their shortlist today for the final gala in Zurich where the winner will be announced on January 7. 

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Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs FC Barcelona (game 9 liga 2012/13)

Six months ago at the end of April it was revealed that Pep Guardiola would not continue as Barça’s first team coach and that Tito Vilanova would take over. Two days after the announcement the players paid homage to Guardiola … Continue reading

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Talking Barça 10/1/2012

In the latest Talking Barça Simon and I discuss the Espanyol derby and Messi’s third Ballon d’Or while taking a quick look forward to the coming games with Osasuna and Betis. Click here

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Barça clean up at the Fifa Gala

Having won five out of six trophies in 2011 it was no big surprise that FC Barcelona should dominate the Fifa Awards this year. Leo Messi was the obvious star of the night picking up his third consecutive Ballon d’Or … Continue reading

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