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Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins the Ballon d’Or 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Will Equal Lionel Messi’s 5 Ballon d’Or trophies Destination Soccer can proudly announce that the Ballon d’Or 2017 Awards are essentially over. Cristiano Ronaldo is essentially guaranteed the Ballon d’or 2017 with only half the year being over. After a spectacular season with Real Madrid including winning the first La Liga Title for […]

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English Players Who Have Won The Ballon d’Or

The Ballon d’Or (the Golden Ball) has been awarded since 1956 to the Best Player in the World. Originally it was only available to European players although that rule was changed in 1995. And in 2016, as we have seen, France Football, the Awarders, have since revised this list, giving the mighty Pele 7 Ballon […]

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Pele with 7 Ballon d’Or Awards: Now Officially Greater Than Messi

The Ballon d’Or Award awarded by France Football Magazine is the most prestigious Award in the game. The best player in the world is crowned at the end of each year and lives in history. Just look at the tributes to Raymond Kopa, a Ballon d’Or winner who died recently. In 2016, France Football revised […]

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The FIFA Ballon d’Or is the most exciting annual prize in soccer. Awarded to the world’s best player every January in Zurich, Switzerland, it is the ultimate prize a player can win.

When you look at the past winners including legends such as Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Johann Cruyff amongst others, you can only marvel at how amazing the players to win it have been.

In today’s times, the competition is the ultimate competition between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. This seems to be what drives them.

Here at Destination Soccer, we are the world’s leading website dedicated to the analysis and facts behind the Ballon d’Or prize. Come and join us and share your opinion as to who should win and look back at some of the greats behind the trophy.

Please click on the links below to explore each area more. Also, please leave your comments on who you think will win the Ballon d’Or and your thoughts on the prize in general underneath each article and on this page as well.

Who will win the Ballon d’Or?

How does the Ballon d’Or work?

Voting Process

Awards Ceremony

The Contenders for the Ballon d’Or:

Lionel Messi @ Maxisports DepositPhotos

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Lionel Messi

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Ronaldo @ katatonia82 DepositPhotos

Cristiano Ronaldo


Luis Suarez

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@ Maxisports Depositphotos


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Antoine Griezmann

Riyad Mahrez Ballon d'Or

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Riyad Mahrez

Robert Lewandowski Ballon d'Or

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Robert Lewandowski

History of the Ballon d’Or

Greatest Players


Ballon d’Or Greatest XI

Best Never to Win

The Winners of the Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo Signed Frame

By Club

By Country

By Decade

By Position

By Year




FIFA Ballon d’Or Links

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The official FIFA Ballon d’Or Website

France Football Ballon d’Or Website

Wikipedia FIFA Ballon d’Or Page

FIFA Ballon d’Or Facebook Page