SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CRISTIANO RONALDO WINS THE BALLON D´OR - FIFA FRANCE FOOTBALL GOLDEN BALL 2013

CRISTIANO RONALDO WINS THE BALLON D´OR - FIFA FRANCE FOOTBALL GOLDEN BALL 2013

FIFA along with media partner France Football has announced the winner of the "Ballon d´Or" - "Golden Ball Award" for 2013 to Portuguese International & Real Madrid forward CRISTIANO RONALDO. The player received his second "Golden Ball" Award with joy & with emotion as the Portuguese broke into tears obviously overwhelmed by the occasion. The son of Cristiano Ronaldo innocently followed his father onto the stage which added more emotion to the whole presentation.

Cristiano Ronaldo thanked his team-mates, Club President, family, girl-friend & Eusebio who recently passed away. The critics which will be many may bring up that Ronaldo did not have words for the other candidates Messi & Ribery, however I am sure that the emotion was too much & he accidently placed those wanted words onto a secondary phase.

FIFA France Football Golden Ball winner 2013

This Award & winner will have its post-Gala controversy. Many will say that the winner was known days - weeks back ( see post ), others will comment that Franck Ribery deserved the Award, but the Frenchman came in third behind Lionel Messi who was second. Here are the final points % breakdown:

Cristiano Ronaldo 27,99%
Lionel Messi 24,72%
Franck Ribery 23,36%

FIFA pre-Gala in the press conference emphasized that the extension of the voting had no effect on the final results. Here are all the voting numbers from around the World ( see voting ). 
Either way, History will show year 2013 with the name Cristiano Ronaldo 

FIFA Best Coach 2013

German ex-Bayern Munich Coach Jupp Heynckes won as expected the FIFA Best Coach 2013 Award.

World Soccer

The FIFPro-FIFA Best World XI 2013 was:

Neuer; Alves, Ramos, Thiago Silva, Lahm; Xavi, Iniesta, Ribery; Messi, Ibrahimovic & Cristiano Ronaldo,

with Spanish Football & Spanish Liga being the most represented.

The other winners were:

  • Best Female World Footballer 2013 - Nadine Angerer (Germany)
  • Honorific FIFA-France Football Award - Pele
  • Puskus Award - Best Goal - Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
  • Best Female Coach - Silvia Neid (Germany)
  • Fair Play - Afghanistan Football Federation
So another year, another winner etc. Let the praises, the arguments, the critics & the other comments begin...once again.

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo & all the other winners from Spanish Football Sports Blog.

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