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Thread: Ballon d'Or/FIFA Awards 2016

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    Ballon d'Or/FIFA Awards 2016

    Shortlist

    Sergio Aguero (Manchester City),
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund),
    Gareth Bale (Real Madrid),
    Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus),
    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid),
    Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City),
    Paulo Dybala (Juventus),
    Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid),
    Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid),
    Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus),
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United),
    Andres Iniesta (Barcelona),
    Koke (Atletico Madrid),
    Toni Kroos (Real Madrid),
    Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich),
    Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur),
    Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City),
    Lionel Messi (Barcelona),
    Luka Modric (Real Madrid),
    Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich),
    Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich),
    Neymar (Barcelona),
    Dimitri Payet (West Ham),
    Pepe (Real Madrid),
    Paul Pogba (Manchester United),
    Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon),
    Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid),
    Luis Suarez (Barcelona),
    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City),
    Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).


    Jamie Vardy!
    Arsenal fans are having a melt down on social media that Mesut Ozil isn't on the list but why should he be?

    Ronaldo should win it for winning Euros with Portugal and CL with Real Madrid.

    1.Ronaldo
    2.Messi
    3.Suarez

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    Once again Liam Boyce cruelly overlooked.

    Ronnie will probably win it simply for the success he has had this year. Messi on the other hand was done for tax evasion so i don't fancy his chances much!.

    Surprised that Ibs and Pogba are on the shortlist but not De Gea?.

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    Why do they need 30 players?
    Is it really such an honor to be on that list?
    For me half of that players shouldn´t be on this shortlist.
    They only take Players to fill up that shortlist, 5 Players are enough.
    Everybody knows that there are only two Players who can win.

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    Messi or suarez deserve it with ronaldo third. Messi won the league and cup double and the league proves the best team over the year whereas the champions league you can get an easy draw like real did. Ronaldo may have won the euros but it was Portugal defense that won it for them whereas messi got Argentina to the copa final. Also messi and suarez have started this season better

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaman View Post
    Messi or suarez deserve it with ronaldo third. Messi won the league and cup double and the league proves the best team over the year whereas the champions league you can get an easy draw like real did. Ronaldo may have won the euros but it was Portugal defense that won it for them whereas messi got Argentina to the copa final. Also messi and suarez have started this season better
    how was Real Madrid's draw easy?

    your Ronaldo/messi international comparison confuses me.

    Messi failed at a final once again. ROnaldo emerged victorious. you say Messi 'got Argentina to the final' but then discredit ROnaldo because 'the Portugal defence won it for them' - while ignoring that it most definitely wasn't the Portugal defence that got them to the final.

    Ronaldo won the best club competition and the best international competition in world football this year.

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    Messi played well all copa America and he was Argentinas best player in the final. It was some of his other attacking teammates that didn't show up. Ronaldo had a couple of decent games in the euros and had nothing to do with the final win really. And yes real had an easy route to the champions league final and even if you consider a poor city team tough he didn't play well in both legs of the semis and ronaldo didn't exactly have a good final against atletico. Messi won the league and scored home and away against atletico which in the end went a long way to winning them the league and two brilliant assists in the copa del rey final. Look i think ronaldo had a good year but I think messi played better in more matches and bigger matches. Anyway even if ronaldo wins it he is still not the better player. Messi is the better all round footballer. By the way I think suarez deserves it more than ronaldo based on big game performances

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    Messi scored international goals in drubbings. 3 against the giants of Panama and then the third against Venezuela and the second against USA. He then missed the opening penalty in the final.

    He may well have scored against Atletico in the league but he scored zero against them in the CL meaning they bombed out in the 1/4 finals. ironically Barcelona won the first leg without him but failed miserably with him in the second.

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    Well Venezuela are as good as Wales anyway. My point is he had a consistent tournament no matter who he played. Remember ronaldo also missed an important spot kick in the group stage which would have meant elimination if group qualifying wasn't so easy this time with 3 Rd place getting in. And messi did play in that first leg they won. The reason barca lost that was down to the three front men just coming back from south American world cup qualifiers and looking pretty tired. Anyway just look at Argentina in the last few games without messi and you will see he is Argentinas most important player and they would not have gotten to so many finals in the last few years

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    of course he's Argentina's most important player. he's a brilliant player and, interchangeably, the best on the planet.

    I just get frustrated with the relentless attempts to play down the achievements, performances and results of Ronaldo. the judgement criteria shifts every year by whatever measure is the best way of running him down.

    if he don't win a trophy then he cant deserve it, when he wins the two richest prizes he entered this year the criteria shifts again. if its down to goals scored and he's top, it suddenly becomes 'goals in big games'. when he scores in big games it becomes 'performances' in big games.

    I can't think of another player of such talent that has been so derided by football fans in the history of the sport. I wonder whether history will be kinder to him.

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    I personally have no problem with ronaldo. I think he is a fantastic player mainly for his goalscoring ability. I do think the messi ronaldo rivalry creates the derision from messi fans and vice versa. Deep down I think most respect him and think he is a great player. What does annoy me is that alot of the ronaldo fans don't really understand the game. They probably come from countries who have just got into football and go by commercialism rather than understanding what a great all round footballer is. In my opinion and most neutrals messi is the better all round footballer. People who don't just judge on goals but judge on other things like passing vision creativity teamplay and so on see that

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