BALON DE ORO 2013

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    Messi

    Messi

    285 points
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    Messi

    285 points

    Lionel Messi (born on June 24th 1987) is an Argentinian soccer player who also has the Spanish

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    citizenship. He has developed his career in F.C. Barcelona.

    Born in Rosario (Argentina) in a humble family of Italian descent, Messi began playing soccer at age 5 in the team of his neighborhood, Grandoli. He took turn between this team and Central Cordoba, until in 1995 he started training with the junior teams of Newell’s Old Boys.

    After seeing his performance in Argentina, Barça recruited him an opportunity in its quarry and offered to pay for the expensive medical treatment he needed for his growth hormone deficit he was diagnosed with, if he agreed to move to Spain.

    After moving with his family when he was 13 years old, Loinel Messi began playing in F.C Barcelona youth system. He was soon upgraded to higher teams and finally had his debut, in an unofficial match, in premier league in 2003 at age 16. A year later he played in an official match against R.C.D. Español.

    His skills playing in the Barça lead him to the list of the most prestigious players in the globe. His rise made many journalists, coaches and other players talk about him as one of the best player in History. This prestige has been translated into several awards for his individual talent, such as four Golden Balls and three Golden Boots.

    Having the dual citizenship, Me3ssi could decide in which National Team he wanted to join in international tournaments, choosing in 2004 his country of birth, Argentina. With this team, Messi has played in two World Cups, two America`s Cup and the Olympic Games, where he won a gold medal.


    Did You Know?

    - Messi was recruited by FCB because of a video.
    - "Mecci" is the name he had when Argentina selected him.
    - Messi was asked to play for Spain but he chose to wait for the call from Argentina.
    - Messi signed his first contract with Barcelona on a used napkin.

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  2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    165 points

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a soccer player from Portugal who plays as forward for Real

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    Madrid, also he's Portugal national team's captain. It's been said that he's the most expensive soccer player. The numbers are clear, when he left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009, the spanish team paid £80 million (€94 million/$131.6 million). Also, currently Ronaldo is paid 21 million euros per year in Real Madrid, which makes him the best paid football player in the world.

    When he played in England, he won all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007, being the first player who did it. A year later and in 2013, Ronaldo got FIFA's Ballon d'Or award, which it's given to the best football player in the world. He's Portugal's top goalscorer of all time.
    Also, he obtained the European Golden Shoe in 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he was FIFA's World Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, and the Onze d'Or.

    With his National team he took part in five major tournaments: UEFA Euro 2004, FIFA World Cup in 2006 , UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.


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    - Cristiano Ronaldo never wanted the number 7 shirt.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with racing heart when he was 15.
    - He wasn't good enough for Liverpool.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school for throwing a chair at teacher.

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    Ryberi

    Ryberi

    50 points
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    • Alfredo Lopez has commented

      Ronaldo es mejor q messi por eso c lo merec des el salvador para el mundo

      12 months ago | Reply

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