The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award which illustrates the greatest player of the past 12 months. Surely an award any football player would like to win, this year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France Football parted ways. Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to regain the title following 

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This is a continuation of Jonny Troy’s top Ballon d’Or nominees. You can have a look at the first installment here.   14. Paul Pogba The hottest property in Europe, a tall strong player who is technically gifted is hard to find. He really does have the potential to move up these rankings in the 

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The Ballon d’Or has been whittled down to the final 23 and to be honest it is obvious who will be right at the top. Well, the top two anyway. However, looking through the remaining 21 it is genuinely difficult to separate them. I have put how I would order them and a short explanation 

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It is somewhat remarkable that there still remains a grand possibility that Cristiano Ronaldo may not be competing at next summer’s World Cup. On Tuesday night, he leads his Portuguese team to Stockholm to do battle with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden, defending the slender 1-0 lead given to them last week in Lisbon by, of course, 

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