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Cristiano Ronaldo faces an improper conduct charge from UEFA before Juventus resume their bid for Champions League glory against Ajax next month.
The Brazil international has been back in his homeland, continuing his recovery from a second fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
Ronaldo was beaten into second place by Modric at last year's ceremony, the Portugal superstar missing the chance to win the award for a sixth time.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid.
Benfica midfielder Joao Felix, who has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and linked with Manchester United, is a future candidate for the Ballon d’Or, his agent has said.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that the club do not need to sign a new first-choice striker as they already have the best number nine in the world in the shape of Karim Benzema.
Cristiano Ronaldo's departure has been keenly felt by Real Madrid, according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, but the Santiago Bernabeu dressing room is not lamenting the loss of their former talisman.
Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
Joel Campbell has revealed he had been hoping to remain at Arsenal once Unai Emery succeeded Arsene Wenger, but is enjoying a spell in Serie A which could soon see him joined by Aaron Ramsey.
Tottenham have agreed on an £11m ($14m) fee with Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.
Angel di Maria is positive that Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe is a future Ballon d'Or winner, hailing the France international forward as a "phenomenon".
Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohammed Salah says he’s delighted to have won the 2018 CAF Africa Player for the Year second successive year running.
Lionel Messi, who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world of football, has scored over 600 goals for both club and country and is a five-time Ballon D’Or winner.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has said he will hold a squad meeting at training on Monday morning with some "straight talking" after Los Blancos were beaten 2-0 at home by Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Best Player at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is not obsessed with individual awards after enjoying another stellar year in 2018.
Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Nur-Sultan, in honour of the country's longtime president who resigned in a surprise move earlier this week.
The Police Command in Anambra has arrested three persons allegedly involved in production and circulation of a viral video where a nude woman was humiliated.
Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I, Mr Fatai Mojeed, winner of the supplementary election in the area.
Anambra South Senator-elect, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has pinched tent with a group of elected lawmakers in the incoming 9th Senate led by Sen. Ahmed Lawan.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau says he is not jittery over the March 23 Governorship Election Re-run in the state.
An 18-year-old girl, Hadiyat Sikiru, has been allegedly killed by a stray bullet during a crossfire between suspected cultists/kidnappers and Police officers in Adamo community, Ikorodu area of Lagos.
Ahead of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, said the board has introduced new innovations for the successful conduct of 2019 UTME.
The rescheduled election in parts of Imo State has been characterised by high rate of apathy, late arrival of voting materials, ballot box snatching and other forms of violence.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has asked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to forget the dream of taking over the governorship seat of Bauchi state, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has question to answer.