Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or, Hegerberg asked to twerk
04 December 2018 | 8:47 am
Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the prestigious award.
9 Aug 2021
Barcelona players train without Lionel Messi, after the club ruefully accepted it cannot afford the star player who joined Barcelona aged 13 and went on to lift 10 league crowns and four Champions Leagues. The team will face Juventus on Sunday for the Gamper Trophy pre-season game.
11 Aug 2021
Lionel Messi says he is "extremely happy" after signing a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, as he speaks during a press conference for his official presentation at Parc des Princes.
12 Aug 2021
Lionel Messi says he is "dreaming" of winning a fifth Champions League after signing a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Hundreds of fans gather outside the Parc des Princes with supporters queueing near the club shop on the Champs Elyseees to buy Messi shirts.
26 Aug 2021
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to Manchester City, according to media reports in Italy on Thursday (August 26). The 36 year-old Portuguese player has been linked away from Juventus over the last few weeks and is out of contract next summer. According to Sky Italy, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is looking for a club who would be willing to take on his substantial wages and pay Juventus a near $30 million transfer fee.
31 Aug 2021
With Real Madrid hoping to sign Kylian Mbappé, coach Carlo Ancelotti agrees that Paris SG's French striker "is a great player", but declines to comment further on the possible transfer ahead of their La Liga match against Betis Sevilla.
29 Aug 2021
The 36-year-old left Juventus for his old club in the hope of recapturing the form that made him a superstar a decade ago. Manchester United have welcomed him with open arms.
30 Aug 2021
"I'm really happy that he joined the club (...) he's really humble as a person and also on the pitch, he tries to help the team and tries to help you as a player," says PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum about Lionel Messi. The Argentian star could make his hotly anticipated debut for Paris Saint-Germain against Reims in Champagne on Sunday.
4 Sep 2021
Manchester United fans rush to snap up shirts with Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic number seven, that he will wear again after Edinson Cavani agreed to give it up. The Portuguese player rejoined United from Juventus last week, and is set to make his second debut in the Premier League match against Newcastle on September 11.
27 Sep 2021
Karim Benzema is "like a good wine, he gets better with time," says his Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, adding that he believes the French international striker deserves to be included in the list for the Ballon d'Or.
20 Oct 2021
Alleged victim in sex tape trial 'disappointed' in Real Madrid's Benzema absence
24 Nov 2021
France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was found guilty of complicity in the attempted blackmail of a former international team mate over a sex tape on Wednesday and sentenced to a one-year suspended jail term. He was also fined 75,000 euros ($84,170). Benzema's lawyer said the player would appeal against the verdict.
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Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham is among the hottest talents at the Qatar World Cup. The 19-year-old has the world at his feet ahead of the tournament. Back home, his former coaches are as proud as can be.