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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo trains alone ahead of Clasico


Cristiano Ronaldo was again unable to take part in Real Madrid training on Thursday morning, just 48 hours before Saturday’s “must-win” Clasico at home to La Liga leaders Barcelona. Madrid, the reigning champions, go into the fixture 11 points behind Barca, although having played one game fewer, meaning they realistically need to win if they are to have any chance of retaining ...

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Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo set to beat Lionel Messi to award

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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to win his fifth Ballon d’Or award tonight in Paris – and he will pick up the trophy at the Eiffel Tower. Ronaldo is set to go level with Lionel Messi on five Ballon d’Or awards each. The Portugal star helped Real Madrid clinch back-to-back Champions League crowns in May and also won La Liga. And despite his difficulties in ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award


Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards at the London Palladium. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 32, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar to the honour. Ronaldo helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17. Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player, Real ...

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The Best final nominees revealed

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The final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ have been revealed at an event in London, with the countdown to the ceremony itself in England’s capital on 23 October now well and truly on. The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo is once more in the final three, with long-time rival for FIFA’s top individual ...

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Real Madrid 3-0 Apoel: Cristiano Ronaldo bags a brace

Ronaldo was straight back in the goalscoring groove as Real began the defence of the trophy (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo took just 12 minutes to mark his return to the Real Madrid side with a goal as the holders made light work of Cypriot champions Apoel in a 3-0 win. Ronaldo was his usual rambunctious self, later raging against the goal-line referee when he correctly adjudged his shot had not crossed the line and smashing in a penalty ...

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Ronaldo outright second on all-time list of international scorers

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) kicks the ball to score the opening goal during the WC2018 qualifying football match Portugal vs Faroe Islands at the Bessa stadium in Porto on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved clear of Sándor Kocsis in second place in the list of Europe’s all-time leading marksmen. The Real Madrid forward struck Portugal’s opener in tonight’s European Qualifier against the Faroe Islands, taking him to 76 for his country and ahead of Kocsis, and Ronaldo then completed a hat-trick. His tally of 78 is even one ahead of ...

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Ronaldo named 2016/17 Men’s Player of the Year

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for the 2016/17 season. The 32-year-old Portuguese international – who last term helped the Spanish team to their second successive UEFA Champions League title and 12th overall in European football’s premier club competition – received the award at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in ...

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Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on Player of the Year shortlist


Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid) are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 24 August. The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban for red card against Barcelona


Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-match ban following his red card in Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup first leg 3-1 win over Barcelona. The Portugal international was ordered off after picking up two yellow cards, one for taking his shirt off after putting Real 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining, and a second for diving after referee Ricardo De ...

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Ronaldo, Messi make UEFA Champions League awards shortlists


The top goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward in last season’s UEFA Champions League will be named on 24 August – find out the three-man shortlist for each positional accolade. Real Madrid dominate the positional awards for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season, providing six of the 12 shortlisted players. Shortlisted players (in alphabetical order): • Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions ...

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