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Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse believes that Sadio Mane's performances in 2018-19 warrant him being awarded the Ballon d'Or.

Wenger backs Liverpool star Mane for Ballon d’Or ahead of Messi and Ronaldo

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has picked Liverpool forward Sadio Mane as the "outstanding" player for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Lionel Messi receives European Golden Shoe

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has been presented with the European Golden Shoe after ending the 2018-19 season as the leading marksman on the continent.
Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo departure ruled out as Juventus expect Portuguese to honour contract

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon.
Neymar does not have to leave Paris Saint-Germain to fulfil his goal of becoming the world's best player, according to Brazil team-mate Alisson.

Alisson: Neymar can become the world’s best at any club

Neymar does not have to leave Paris Saint-Germain to fulfil his goal of becoming the world's best player, according to Brazil team-mate Alisson.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to keep everyone guessing when it comes to his future, with the Juventus superstar dropping another cryptic hint at his retirement plans.

Cristiano Ronaldo drops cryptic hint at retirement plans

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to keep everyone guessing when it comes to his future, with the Juventus superstar dropping another cryptic hint at his retirement plans.
Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's exceptional strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.

Didier Drogba: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe will win Ballon d’Or

Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's "exceptional" strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.
Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne’s former manager insists he should join Paris Saint-Germain

Since joining Manchester City in 2015, Kevin De Bruyne has won seven pieces of silverware, including four last year, but has yet to taste European glory.
Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain hails Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Gonzalo Higuain said star Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo has matured since the pair's time together at Real Madrid.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

Lionel Messi thrilled to win FIFA Best award, backs Barcelona recovery

Lionel Messi was happy to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, but the superstar’s focus is now on helping Barcelona respond to a slow start to the La Liga season.
Being forced to remain at Paris Saint-Germain can be beneficial to Neymar, says Kaka, with the Brazilian expected to be a leader in what could prove to be a “great year”.

Ander Herrera: Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or

Ander Herrera backed Neymar to win the Ballon d'Or one day after the forward's impressive start to the season for Paris Saint-Germain continued.
Virgil van Dijk wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

Virgil van Dijk threatens to eclipse Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi in world’s best

Virgil Van Dijk threatens to eclipse fellow European stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lift FIFA’s The Best Player award on Monday, to set himself up as favourite for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Lev Yashin

France Football magazine creates goalkeeper award named after Lev Yashin

The best goalkeeper in the world will be awarded the “Yachine’’ trophy, named after former Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin, during the Ballon d’Or ceremony, organisers France Football magazine said on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his world-class potential.

Virgil van Dijk rubbishes contract speculation at Liverpool

The Dutch defender is already tied to terms at Anfield until the summer of 2023, with a five-and-a-half-year deal penned upon his arrival from Southampton in January 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.

Cristiano Ronaldo mocking Atletico Madrid fans with hand gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that a hand gesture he aimed at Atletico Madrid supporters during Juventus's 2-2 draw with the Liga side was not intended to offend them.
Portugal international and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says sex with model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is superior to the best goal of his glittering football career.

No Rival: Cristiano Ronaldo rates sex with girlfriend above career best goal

Portugal international and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says sex with model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is superior to the best goal of his glittering football career.
Cristiano Ronaldo will “score many more goals” for Juventus this season, says Nicolas Anelka, with the Portuguese backed to be even stronger in 2019-20 with a year of Serie A experience behind him.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I deserve more Ballon d’Or awards than Lionel Messi

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo said he deserves to end his soccer career with more Ballon d’Or awards than Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi and hopes to establish himself as the greatest player of all time.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his world-class potential.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp offers insight into successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his "world-class" potential.
Lille president Gerard Lopez has distanced the club from rumours they will hire Jose Mourinho in the near future, insisting the coach must instead be scouting the French side's players for his next club.

Jose Mourinho: Lionel Messi made me a better coach

Although the Argentine sensation has never been coached by the Portuguese, the two have been on opposite sides several times as Barca lined up against Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid while Mourinho was in charge.

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