goal - The Uefa president feels that a member of Joachim Low's triumphant Brazil 2014 squad should win the game's most prestigious individual honour
lmfao platinis dislike for Ronaldo becoming obvious as ever. so a Ballon D'or winner should be picked from the team that wins the world cup....tell me more about a spanish player winning it in 2010. if messi cant win it, a world cup winner should. hypocrite level: platini in 2010 messi had a poor world cup, great club level performance: 1 month does not take away a whole years poerformance. look at his club statistics. BEAST!!GOD!! in 2014, ronaldo has a poor world cup, great club level performance: world cup is the biggest trophy. club stats dont matter as much. if you cant perform in the one month that it counts, you shouldnt win the ballon d'or.
Well tbh Xavi deserved to win it in 2010 however to be fair, nobody in the German team can match or beat how Xavi was that year.
xavi did have a good year, but so did iniesta. not to mention iniesta also scored the world cup winner. but in 2010 sneijder had a terrific year as well. winning a treble and silver medal, scored 5 goals and won four man of the match awards in world cup. but the ballon d'or is like a joke and lost meaning...first was giving it to messi 4 years in a row when other players deserved it (im referring to 2010 and 2012. lets not start an argument here. we all had these discussions before. just my opinion), second was giving it to ronaldo when ribery deserved it just so that blatter could save face. now they wanna give it to a german when clearly, inidividually, ronaldo is unchalleged for the award.
Nah, Ronaldo's got it in the bag. Since when did the best player award become the best team award? Messi will get the obligatory second place. PLatini talking out of his a** as usual.
Look at the list of every winner before and since - it's generally agreed that Zidane lost it that year because of the headbutt.
Yeah that's great and all Platini, but pretty sure the Ballon D'or is for best player, regardless of the World Cup. Don't know anyone in the German team who outdid Ronaldo or Messi on an individual level last year.
That's funny because in the 3 times he won Balon D'or France didn't win a World cup.
Suarez should win it he made the biggest impression in the world cup.
But no nother players are as good as CR or Messi. Maybe Neuer is amazing as a goalkeeper. But look at Hummels how poor he plays right now at Dortmund. Well, Götze is great at Bayern. But to be honest the opponents are not as good as they may seem in Germany. He scores 2 times against Bremen but Bremen plays a football to look away. So do other Teams in Germany too. They may have a great match here and there but overall there are clubs in Italy or Spain that are much better looking over the whole league. Only Bayern and normally BVB are very strong. Sometimes Leverkusen. Who is left? Schweinsteiger? He finally played in the world club like he must play as a player with his experience and skills. But is that really maximum world class? Germany as a national team and their Bundesliga was and will ever be overrated. This coming from someone who is german and Dortmund Fan. But also half italian. I watch football for many years and follow Bundesliga for so long. Germany stays and falls with the mentality of their opponents. When they have no fear and play like they can (Italy, Spain etc) Germany won't win. Same is in champions league.
Messi and Ronaldo are excellent players, but without the impressive teams around them, they would struggle. Ronaldo has played in the prem and proved himself. Messi hasn't.
well he actually got a point. we focus too much on goal statistics and individual skill, and forget that football is about teamwork. there is no exceptional player in fcbayern and dortmund, but look at those boys statistics in the last 4 years. a great player does not have to be the one with most individual skill, but also a good teammate. i hope neuer get the trophy, bayerns defense has never been this much trouble but its still a hell to penetrate bayern in every match. it's hard to beat a gk/sweeper :D
I think Phillip Lahm should win it.
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