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Has the FIFA Ballon d’Or lost its prestige?

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In 1962, Josef Masopust won the Ballon d’Or.

Masopust may not even be the most famous player from Czechoslovakia at a time before the country balkanised into what is now the Czech Republic and the Republic of Slovakia. That honour would probably be bestowed upon Antonin Panenka. The Czech midfielder is famously known for his audaciously Read the rest of this entry

A Tale of Kings


by Dennis Odera


 

 

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Prior to the World Cup, there was a lot of fuss about two players: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Other players like Frank Ribery and Neymar da Silva had stirred and shaken the football waters but these two have caused hurricanes for different reasons.

For the first time in years, there were questions raised as to whether Hurricane Messi was the best player in Read the rest of this entry

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