SHAFAQNA – Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or in 2013 and is favourite to retain the honour after helping Real to a 10th European title.
Paul Haywood argues why he should be awarded the accolade again over four-time former winner Lionel Messi, also in contention after another prolific season for Barcelona and having helped Argentina to the World Cup final.
Ballon d’Or shortlist:
Gareth Bale, Wales, Real Madrid Karim Benzema, France, Real Madrid Diego Costa, Spain, Chelsea Thibaut Courtois, Belgium, Chelsea Angel Di Maria, Argentina, Manchester United Mario Gotze, Germany, Bayern Munich Eden Hazard, Belgium, Chelsea Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain Andres Iniesta, Spain, Barcelona Toni Kroos, Germany, Real Madrid Philipp Lahm, Germany, Bayern Munich Javier Mascherano, Argentina, Barcelona Lionel Messi, Argentina, Barcelona Thomas Muller, Germany, Bayern Munich Manuel Neuer, Germany, Bayern Munich Neymar, Brazil, Barcelona Paul Pogba, France, Juventus Sergio Ramos, Spain, Real Madrid Arjen Robben, Netherlands, Bayern Munich James Rodriguez, Colombia, Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, Real Madrid Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany, Bayern Munich Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast, Manchester City
http://en.shafaqna.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/new-logo-s-2.png00adminhttp://en.shafaqna.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/new-logo-s-2.pngadmin2014-12-01 06:51:042014-12-01 06:51:04Why Cristiano Ronaldo should retain the Ballon d'Or