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This is a list of all the Ballon d’Or soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Mario Kempes: The El Matador For Argentina And Valencia

Mario Kempes achieved legendary status during the 1970s and 1980s in both South America and Europe. Celebrated as one of the greatest center forwards in the world, Kempes accomplished far beyond what even he thought was possible. The South American …

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Top 10 Soccer Players Who Never Won A World Cup

Top 10 International Soccer Players Who Never Won A World Cup

Some of the greatest players in the world have also managed to get their hands on the famous World Cup trophy, but there are many more who either came close or never set foot on the world stage. This list …

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The Greatest Soccer Player Of All Time, Pele.

The Greatest Soccer Player Of All Time: Who’s The Best?

Pelé is often thought to be the greatest soccer player of all time. But how good was he? How do his records compare to other modern game greats, and what made this striker so special? Who Was The Greatest Soccer …

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Alexia Putellas: 2022 FIFA Best Player And Ballon d’Or Winner

Alexia Putellas Segura is a professional soccer player who plays for the Spain women’s national and FC Barcelona Femení. She plays in the midfield and is considered one of the best players ever in women’s soccer. She has won five …

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Zinedine Zidane caught head butting in World Cup Final

Zinedine Zidane: The Master Of Madness

Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest soccer players in the game’s history, a true legend who achieved all there is to achieve and did it in style. But what made this French attacking midfielder special, and why has a …

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Leo Messi: A Decade of Dominance 

An eventful decade in soccer has come to an end. Multiple dynasties have come and gone, new players have carved out careers, and legends have retired. But there is nobody who has left a more enduring mark on the 2010s …

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Cristiano Ronaldo: The Emergence of the Megastar

The trajectory of a young player’s career is often a result of potential and determination, and sometimes it is at the mercy of pure luck. For example, when Cristiano Ronaldo was part of Sporting’s youth system, it was evident that …

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Lionel Messi Representing Argentina In Soccer

Lionel Messi Complicated Relationship with Argentina

In the ever-changing landscape of football, there has been one constant. For 15 years, Lionel Messi has displayed an unrivaled dominance on the pitch; his success with Barcelona has been unparalleled. But World Cup glory continues to elude him. In …

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Roberto Baggio Former Italian Soccer Star

Roberto Baggio: The Rise and Fall

Few players divided opinions quite like Roberto Baggio. He was beloved by some, hated by others. Unquestionably talented, yet rarely utilized to his full potential. Baggio was one of the best forwards in soccer to set foot on a pitch, …

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Ruud Gullit: The Former World Soccer Player Of The Year

Cruyffian ideals permeate every aspect of the game, but few players have oozed Total Football quite like Ruud Gullit. The majestic Dutchman dominated in an era defined by great defenders, and he paved the way for an entire generation of …

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