SALAH BOOSTS AWARD HOPES WITH GOALS

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah is one of the early contenders to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for this year after his sensational start to the season. The Egyptian senior national team skipper would be hoping to go two better than the last time after he finished third behind Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in last year's edition of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award as revealed by the organisers last month. Poland international Lewandowski saw off Messi and Salah to win the award for the second year in a row.




LEWANDOWSKI BOOSTS FIFA AWARD HOPES

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has boosted his hopes of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or award later this month after he hit a treble for his team during the away win over FC Koln in what was a German Bundesliga clash. Lewandowski increased his FIFA Ballon d'Or credentials with three goals to propel the Bavarian giants to a 4-0 win at the home of their opponents.

Robert Lewandowski is on the final three-man shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2021 in men's football alongside Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Lionel Messi and Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah.




BURNLEY: RONALDO LEADS UNITED TO SUCCESS

Portugal international captain Cristiano Ronaldo was the star man as Manchester United bounced back from the disappointing 1-1 result at Newcastle United to beat Burnley who are in the bottom three as far as the Premier League table is concerned. The Clarets occupy the bottom three slots at the moment alongside bottom club Norwich City and Newcastle United. Manchester United were able to bounce back with a 3-1 victory as Ronaldo boosted his chances of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or.




Remembering the greatest Ballon d’Or winners

An award which is presented to the world by French magazine France Football, winning the Ballon d’Or is widely regarded as the ultimate individual prize in the game of football.

This year’s winner, Lionel Messi, is one of the game’s greatest ever talents, but he isn’t alone in wowing audiences over the years. In fact, the beautiful game has been treated to some truly magnificent professionals since the award was established in 1956.

After all, to win the Ballon d’Or you have to be performing at the highest level on a consistent basis. Lionel Messi has done exactly that, especially after finally managing to guide Argentina to a momentous Copa América victory in July.




RONALDO BOOSTS AWARD HOPES AGAINST ARSENAL

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of show as Manchester United came from behind to beat Arsenal 3-2 at home in the league. The Portuguese attacker scored a brace in the second half to lead Manchester United to an important win over the Gunners and alsoboost his hopes of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award for this year.

Ronaldo had finished on the podium when the FIFA Ballond'Or Award for 2020 was handed out. The Manchester United talisman finished in second place behind 2020 FIFA Ballon d'Orrecipient Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, while new Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi finished in third spot.




RONALDO BOOSTS BALLON D'OR AWARD HOPES

Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has boosted his hopes of winning the FIFA Ballon D'or Award this year following his brace in the Champions League clash with Italian team Atalanta in midweek. Ronaldo scored twice in a 2-2 draw to boost his FIFA Ballon D'or Award hopes and drag the Red Devils closer to a place in the Champions League knockout stage in the process.

Ronaldo was second to Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski during last year's FIFA Ballon D'or Award, while Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi completed the top three.




MESSI BOOST BALLON D'OR AWARD HOPES

Little magician Lionel Messi has boosted his hopes of winning the FIFA BallonD'or Award for this year after he scored two second half goals to turn the game on its head at the expense of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the Champions League this week.




RONALDO BOOSTS BALLON D'OR HOPES

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Cristiano Ronaldo improvedhishopes of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award following his strike in the 2-1 away win over West Ham United. The Portuguese national team star was on target for Manchester United as they secured an impressive victory over the Hammers in the Premier League last weekend.




JORGINHO BAGS UEFA AWARD

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has won the UEFA Player of the Year Award. The Italian national team player bagged the award earlier this week. He was named the recipient of the UEFA Award ahead of Chelsea teammate N'GoloKante and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.




MESSI PRESENTED TO PSG FANS

Petite Argentine national team captain Lionel Messi is widely regarded as the best player of his generation and he's in the middle of a high profile transfer to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the French Ligue 1.

Messi completed his much talked about transfer to PSG on Tuesday evening and he was presented to the fans on Wednesday morning.

The free transfer signing of Messi means that PSG now has a fearsome attacking trio. Those three attackers are Brazilian international Neymar, French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and Messi.




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