en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballon_d%27Or The Ballon d'Or (French pronunciation: [balɔ̃ dɔʁ], "Golden Ball") and often referred to as the European Footballer of the Year award, was an annual association football award.
worldsoccer.about.com/od/.../a/Ballon-D-Wouldor-Winners.htm The Ballon d’Or, meaning ‘the golden ball’ was conceived by France Football magazine chief editor Gabriel Hanot who asked his colleagues to vote for their best European player in 1956.
bleacherreport.com/articles/2321910-ballon-dor-30... Ballon d'Or pedigree: Yaya Toure has been on the final 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or in each of the past three seasons, finishing 12th in the final voting in both 2012 and 2013, and 14th in 2014.
www.goal.com/en-us/news/3869/fifa-ballon-dor Lewy: I was wrong to vote for Ronaldo . 08:24 The Poland captain regrets ticking the box next to the Portuguese's name and wishes he'd backed one of his current teammates instead.
www1.skysports.com/football/news/11835/9642947 Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Ballon d'Or for a third time at a ceremony in Zurich. The Real Madrid superstar topped a poll of journalists, international coaches and captains for the second year running and is now within one win of equalling rival Lionel Messi's four awards.
edition.cnn.com/2014/...ballon-dor-ronaldo-messi/index.html An emotional Cristiano Ronaldo failed to hold back the tears as the Real Madrid and Portugal star won the Ballon d'Or at a star-studded FIFA Awards Ceremony in Switzerland.
bleacherreport.com/articles/1389508-ballon-dor-2013... When it comes to the FIFA Ballon d'Or, it's Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and everybody else. Not everyone will agree with that statement, but the pair of unstoppable players have absolutely controlled the award in recent memory.
www.theguardian.com/.../2013/jan/07/lionel-messi-ballon-dor Sid Lowe: Lionel Messi has superseded Marco van Basten and Johan Cruyff in winning a fourth Ballon d'Or and looks certain to win more world player awards
www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/ballon-dor Messi, Ronaldo or Neuer: Who would win the Ballon d'Or if it had nothing to do with football? Ballon d'Or; 12-01-2015; The decision day of the Ballon d'Or has finally arrived.
www.latinpost.com/articles/18854/20140808/ballon-dor... The Ballon d'Or voting gets underway in just a few months and major players will have a chance to make their cases for the top award. Historically, the winner has been an offensive player, so the focus will remain on players of those qualities. Ronaldo is the reigning Ballon d'Or winner and he could
resources.fifa.com/mm/document/ballon-dor/playerofthe... FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Vote Country Name First (5 points) Second (3 points) Third (1 point) Captain Afghanistan Amiri Islam Messi Lionel Cristiano Ronaldo Ibrahimovic Zlatan
www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/11339524/Ballon-dOr... Ballon d’Or: as it happened Live updates from Zurich as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer compete to be named the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or winner (ceremony starts at 17.30)
www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2241854 ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Paul Mariner weigh on whether or not goalkeepers should have their own Ballon d'Or award. Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer summed up the mood in much of the German media as he described the result of the Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year vote as
edition.cnn.com/2015/01/12/football/fifa-ballon-dor... Story highlights. Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014; Ronaldo wins the award for second successive year and third time in total; Award for world footballer of the year voted for by national coaches, captains and world media