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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The FIFA 2013 Ballon D’or

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The votes are in and the winner of the Ballon d’Or  announced in Zurich on Monday night, is Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo beat the 2 other major competitors who also performed pretty well in the 2013-2013 season.

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The goals scored figures continue to astound for both La Liga players. Messi’s 42 is an outrageous return of just less than a goal per game, but even that was  eclipsed by Ronaldo’s absurd 66 goals from 56 appearances.
But Ronaldo’s goal tally came from a total of 396 shots. Messi scored 14 fewer but did so from only 146 attempts on goal, which were more than 5 per cent more accurate than his rival.
Ribéry, a player whose main strengths are in other areas, trailed both by a significant margin with a still-creditable 22 goals, but he does bost more accurate shooting than the two that play in Spain.
The basics
MESSI
RONALDO
RIBERY
Appearances 45 56 52
Minutes on pitch 3346 4542 4018
Won 26 40 52
Drawn 14 10 4
Lost 5 6 3
Trophies 1 0 5
Passing
MESSI
RONALDO
RIBERY
Assists 15 15 18
Chances created 70 94 149
Total passes 2136 1901 2903
Pass completion 84.5% 79.2% 85.7%
Crosses 80 97 261
Cross completion 10% 16.5% 27.6%
Dribbling
MESSI
RONALDO
RIBERY
Dribbles 331 252 1084
Dribble completion 51.4% 46.0% 45.6%
Duels 579 709 943
Duels won 52.5% 54.6% 45.5%

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Ribery To Battle Each Other For Ballon d’or

Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo were on Monday shortlisted for this year’s Ballon d’Or, football’s world governing body FIFA and sponsors France Football magazine said.

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Barcelona forward Messi has already won the title four times but seems less of a hot favourite this year after an injury-hit season.

French winger Ribery was part of a Bayern Munich team that claimed an unprecedented treble of Champions League, German title and German Cup, as well as the European Supercup.

Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Ronaldo won the 2008 Ballon d’Or and has been tipped to win the award this time around.

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The Ballon d’Or will be presented in Zurich on January 13.

Ribery’s former Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes is up against ex-Manchester United supremo Alex Ferguson and Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) in the male coach of the year nominees.

Ralf Kellermann (VfL Wolfsburg), Silvia Neid (German national team) and Pia Sundhage (Swedish national team) are the selected trio of coaches for women’s football.

Nadine Angerer (Germany), Marta (Brazil) and Abby Wambach (USA) are the three three candidates for the FIFA Womens’ Player of the Year award.

Credit: Nationmedia

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