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Josef Martinez Receives 2018 MLS MVP Award

Dec 5, 2018 3:43 PM

Atlanta United's Josef Martinez was named the 2018 Landon Donovan MLS MVP. Martinez set a new record for most regular season goals with 31, breaking the previous mark of 27 goals.

Martinez received an average for 47.93% of the voting, beating teammate Miguel Almiron. 

Atlanta United play the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final. 

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La Liga Features 14 Out Of Top 30 Players In Ballon d'Or Voting

Dec 4, 2018 1:22 AM

14 out of the top 30 vote getters for the Ballon d'Or ply their trade in La Liga, including winner Luka Modric and third place finisher Antoine Griezmann.

The rest of the list includes Lionel Messi, Raphael Varane, Luis Suarez, Thibaut Courtois, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Jan Oblak, Diego Godin, and Isco.

Real Madrid make up 8 players, with 3 players from Barcelona and 3 players from Atletico Madrid. The list also includes 2 goalkeepers, 4 defenders, 3 center midfielders, and 5 attackers. 

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Lionel Messi Finishes In 5th Place In Ballon d'Or Voting

Dec 3, 2018 7:39 PM

Lionel Messi finished behind Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappe in this year's Ballon d'Or voting. 

It was the first time since 2007 that Messi was voted outside of the top three for the award. He's won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career. 

Messi is credited with 45 goals and 23 assists in 50 matches in 2018.  

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Luka Modric Wins 2018 Ballon D'Or

Dec 3, 2018 4:30 PM

Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or.

Modric becomes the first winner of the award beyond Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi since 2007.

Modric helped Real Madrid win the 2018 Champions League and also led Croatia to the World Cup Final.

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Luka Modric Wins FIFA's The Best Award

Sep 24, 2018 4:23 PM

Luka Modric has won FIFA's The Best award for 2018, ending the decade-long streak held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo and Messi had won every FIFA World Player of the Year award, which was renamed the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 and The Best in 2016, since 2007 when Kaka was victorious.

Modric was critical in Real Madrid winning the Champions League again this season as well as leading Croatia to the World Cup Final.

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Luka Modric Named UEFA Player Of the Year

Aug 30, 2018 6:10 PM

Luka Modric has been named the 2017-18 UEFA Player of the Year, finishing ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.

Modric helped lead Real Madrid to their third straight Champions League title and also guided Croatia to a second place finish in the World Cup.

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Modric, Ronaldo, Salah Named As UEFA Player Of The Year Finalists

Aug 20, 2018 11:23 AM

Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah are the three nominees for the UEFA Player of the Year award.

Ronaldo, who has won the award on three occasions (2014, 2016 and 2017) and Modric have been selected after winning a third Champions League title in three years.

The remainder of the players making up the top 10 in the voting were: Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Kevin De Bruyne, Raphaël Varane, Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos.

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Luka Modric Wins Golden Ball Of 2018 World Cup

Jul 15, 2018 3:02 PM

Luka Modric has won the Golden Ball of the 2018 World Cup, beating out Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann.

Kylian Mbappe was named the Best Young Player.

Harry Kane won the Golden Boot with six goals.

Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove.

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Mohamed Salah Named PFA Player Of The Year

Apr 22, 2018 10:14 PM

Mohamed Salah has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

"It's a big honour. I've worked hard and I'm very happy to win it,'' Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening.

Asked what it meant to become the first Egyptian to win the award, he said: "Hopefully I'm not the last one! I'm very proud to win and I've worked very hard.''

Salah beat out Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, David Silva, Leroy Sane and David De Gea for the award.

Salah has three Premier League games remaining and could match Andy Cole's record of 34 goals in a 42-game season set in 1993-94.

"You're comparing your name with some great names,'' he said, on the prospect of breaking the record. "To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.

"There are still three games to go. I want to break this record and also break the one for [42-game season]. Let's see what will happen.''

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Five City Players Headline 17-18 PFA Premier League Team Of The Year

Apr 18, 2018 10:33 AM

Manchester City has five players on the 17-18 Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year.

Defenders Nicolás Otamendi and Kyle Walker, midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva and forward Sergio Agüero were named to the team.

Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane are the other forwards on the team.

Tottenham Hotspur have three selections in Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen.

David De Gea is the keeper and only member of Manchester United while Marcos Alonso is the selection at left back.

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Video: Top-5 Ballon d'Or Finishers In The Cristiano/Messi Era
The Ballon d'Or has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi every year since 2008 with the other always finishing second.

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Antonio Conte: Kante More Deserving Of Ballon d'Or Than Hazard
N'Golo Kante finished eighth in the Ballon d'Or vote, which was the highest of any Premier League player.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2017 Ballon D'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo also won the award last year and five times during his career.

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Diego Valeri Named MLS MVP
Diego Valeri recorded a career-high 21 goals and added 11 assists to become just the second player in MLS history to record at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Named FIFA World Player Of The Year
Cristiano Ronaldo received 43.16% of the total vote.

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Ronaldo, Coutinho, Isco On 2017 Ballon d'Or 30-Man Shortlist
The 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d'Or has been announced.

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Rashford, Mbappe, Pulisic Headline Golden Boy Award Nominees
The award goes to Europe's most impressive player under the age of 21.

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Cavani, Mbappe, Jardim Win Ligue 1 Awards
Edinson Cavani has been named the Ligue 1 Player of the Year while Kylian Mbappe won Best Young Player.

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N'Golo Kante Named PFA Player Of The Year
N'Golo Kante is on the brink of becoming the first player to win successive league titles with different clubs.

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Christian Pulisic Named To UCL's Breakthrough Team Of 2016
Seven clubs are represented in the XI, but Dortmund have the most number of players with Christian Pulisic joined by Ousmane Dembele and Raphael Guerreiro.

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Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez, Griezmann Headline Guardian's Top 100 For 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed his spot from Lionel Messi as the top footballer in the world.

The Guardian

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon D'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the award for the fourth time of his career, previously winning 2008, 2013 and 2014.

ESPN

David Villa Named MLS MVP For 2016
David Villa scored 23 regular season goals for NYCFC.

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MLS XI Of 2016 Features Just Two Americans
The MLS has announced their Best XI for the 2016 season, which featured just two players from the United States.

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Eden Hazard Named PFA Fans' Player Of The Month
Eden Hazard scored three goals to go with an assist in four appearances.

Goal.com

Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann Amongst 30 Ballon d'Or Nominees
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have finished first and second in each of the past five seasons.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins UEFA Best Player Of Europe Award
Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann were the other two finalists.

ESPN

Eight Of 11 Players On Ligue 1 Team Of The Year From PSG
Eight of the 11 players on the Ligue 1 Team of the Year were from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Jamie Vardy Named Football Writers' Player Of The Year
Jamie Vardy has scored 24 goals for club and country this season.

The Guardian

Dele Alli Named PFA Young Player Of The Year
Dele Alli scored 10 goals to go with nine assists after arriving to Tottenham Hotspur from MK Dons last summer.

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