Who would win a non Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or award?

The Ballon d’Or started out as an award given out by French Football to the best European player in football. In 1995, that changed to include all players playing for European clubs and in 2007, all players around the world were included. From 2010-2015 the award was merged with FIFA’s Player of the Year award […]

European title victory alters perception of Cristiano Ronaldo

Before Euro 2016 got underway, there were already many adjectives that suited Cristiano Ronaldo. Some positive, like talented, transcendent or best in the world. Others, less so — diva, diver or selfish. Following Portugal’s stunning 1-0 win over France in the final, it might be time to update those lists. Before that historic day, however, […]

How does winning Euro 2016 shape Portugal’s future

Portugal has finally broken through in the international stage and have won their first-ever hardware in Portuguese football history. The Portuguese can finally put the heartbreak of losing to Greece in the 2004 Euro finals away and rejoice that they can call themselves European Champions. The future of Portugal going forward from here looks bright, […]

Cristiano Ronaldo forced to leave Euro 2016 Final with knee injury

Love him or hate him the one thing you don’t want to see is a star player forced to leave a major final with an injury. Especially when that injury comes early in the game and can have a major effect on the rest of the game. That’s exactly what happened to Cristiano Ronaldo. The […]

Portugal defeat Wales to advance to Euro 2016 final

You’ll never believe this but Portugal actually won a game in 90 minutes! Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani scored three minutes apart early in the second half to give Portugal a 2-0 win over Wales in the Euro 2016 semifinals in Lille. Just like every other game Portugal has played in this tournament the quality of […]

Video: Christiano Ronaldo scores an away goal to put Madrid up 1-0

Christiano Ronaldo made headlines in the build-up to today’s match against AS Roma in the Champions League. He walked out on a press conference after being asked about his poor away goal record in recent months. Ronaldo was criticised by many for acting a bit arrogant in answer the question before walking off. In the second […]

32 Flags rates the legitimacy of this weeks transfer rumors 1/7/16 edition

The transfer window is now underway and clubs are wasting no time starting the wheeling and dealing. There have been plenty of moves so far but nothing major, however that hasn’t stopped the big names from constantly appearing on the rumors of the back pages, despite the fact that most of them won’t even consider […]

FIFA announces finalists for Ballon d’Or, other awards

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are the three finalists for the Ballon d’Or trophy, FIFA announced today. Ronaldo has won the award, given each year to the world’s best player, for the past two seasons. Messi won it for four straight years before that. Those awards, and a few others, will be given out […]

Martin Scorsese drops Cristiano Ronaldo from his next movie

Cristiano Ronaldo has been trying to get into the film industry for quite some time. He is even coming out with his very own movie about himself. It seemed as if there were talks to have Ronaldo appear in legendary Director Martin Scorsese’s new film about the life of Alessandro Proto, the supposed inspiration of […]

VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 500th Career Goal

There are five players said to have scored over 1000 goals in their careers. Pelé, Gerd Müller, Franz Binder, Josef Bican, and Arthur Friendenreich all have scored 1000+ goals in their careers and up to this point it doesn’t seem that anyone is even close to breaking that milestone anytime soon. However, Cristiano Ronaldo is […]

Spanish magazine takes down Gonzalo Higuain’s “overrated” statements on Ronaldo

After an “interview” with Spanish magazine Don Balon, Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain supposedly made remarks about Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The interview was posted on their website, in which he said among other things, that Ronaldo was “overrated” and that Ronaldo “has a very big ego.” After both Napoli and Higuain deny that such an interview […]