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“I’m The Best Player In History” – Cristiano Ronaldo Had No Time For Humility After His Fifth Ballon D’Or Win

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid poses with the Ballon D'Or 2016 trophy at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, equalling Lionel Messi’s record in the process. In a year that Real Madrid won La Liga and the Champions League, Ronaldo always looked on course to win his fourth Ballon d’Or in five years, despite enduring something of a poor start to the 2017/18 season domestically. In his first interview since …

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Who Are Ireland’s Potential World Cup Playoff Opponents?

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 09: Martin O’Neill, Manager of The Republic of Ireland salutes the crowd after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Wales and Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. Ireland reach the play-offs ahead of Wales after a 1-0 victory. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ireland secured a World Cup playoff place by beating Wales on Monday night, but still face a big challenge in qualifying for next year’s World Cup. Martin O’Neill’s side finished the group strongly with a terrific 1-0 win in Cardiff, ending a rollercoaster campaign in second place two points behind winners Serbia. With the group stage now done and dusted, …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Made A Lot Of History Last Night In Portugal’s Big Win Over The Faroe Islands

Cristiano Ronaldo might be currently suspended at club level, but that hasn’t stopped him from breaking more and more goal-scoring records in international colours. Portugal took on minnows Faroe Islands last night – and Ronaldo didn’t take long to declare his country’s superiority. The Real Madrid man scored after three minutes before going on to grab a hat-trick in a 5-1 win …

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Watch: Portugal Make A Holy Mess Of A Free-Kick Without Ronaldo

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Portugal were without star man Cristiano Ronaldo in Sunday’s Confederations Cup third-place playoff on Sunday – and their reliance on his set-pieces was never more evident. Granted, the Real Madrid forward doesn’t have the best record when it comes to free kicks (despite his insistence on taking them), but at least his demand to take them offers some sort of …

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Twitter Reacts As Cristiano Ronaldo Adds FIFA Award To His Ballon D’Or

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: The Best FIFA Men's Player Award winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid kisses the trophy next to FIFA President Gianni Infantino during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the top prize at FIFA’s “The Best” ceremony on Monday evening. The 31-year-old forward claimed the award having been part of the Real Madrid and Portugal sides that both tasted European glory,, adding the FIFA Men’s Best Player award to the Ballon d’Or he picked up last month. Congratulations, @Cristiano Ronaldo! Winner …

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The Ultimate ‘Rest Of The World’ International Rugby XV

Forget about the tier one nations of the rugby world, let’s focus on the rest of the planet. Ignoring all the major nations of the globe we have put together a star-studded ‘Rest of the World’ XV. 1) Masataka Mikama, Japan The Japanese loosehead has played 33 tests and won 25 of them – an impressive record for a tier …

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