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Ramos: Why Iniesta Has Never Won A Ballon D'Or

Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos: Why FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta Has Never Won A Ballon D'Or

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 26, 2018 02:36 PM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid captain and Spain teammate Sergio Ramos has come up with a strange reason why FC Barcelona veteran Andres Iniesta has never won the Ballon d’Or.

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The 33-year-old, who is widely expected to announce his departure from the Blaugrana at the end of the season, will most likely end his career without winning the prestigious Golden Ball, despite finishing in the top three in 2010 and 2012.

Talking after Real’s 2-1 win against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, Ramos admitted that Iniesta had been unfortunate not to be awarded with the accolade and also suggested a certain bias in the voting process.

"If Andres was called Andresinho, he would have two Ballons d'Or," Ramos said, according to Marca.

Many believe the Catalan star deserved to have won the Ballon d’Or in 2010, instead of club teammate Lionel Messi, as he played a vital role for this country and even scored the winning goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final.

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The Spain international has won eight LaLiga titles, four Champions League trophies, two UEFA European Championship crowns and one World Cup in his stellar career.

Do you think Iniesta deserved to win at least one Ballon d'Or? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Thobeka Masina Joined: 27 Jan 2018
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Thobeka Masina Apr 29, 2018 04:13 PM
if iniesta could have won in 2010 because of league and world cup...then one from German who have won it because of budesliga and world cup in 2014
WTSHIBAMBU Joined: 20 Oct 2010
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WTSHIBAMBU Apr 29, 2018 02:53 PM
Guys is not Messi's fault that Iniesta was robbed blame ex-fifa president not Messi
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ProffessorS Apr 27, 2018 11:55 AM
I have also always said that iniesta deserved the 2010 gong but was cheated by the goat
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dr ss zondi Apr 27, 2018 10:29 AM
The problem is we always look at goalscorers and Messi, Ronaldo are goalscorers machines, you can't ignore them,Only one defender managed to win it,Muller should have won it in 2014
Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 Apr 27, 2018 10:19 AM
2010 one was biased,Wesley Sneidger should have won it hands down..they had of the best seasons in Europe,but they decided to give it to messi
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clemz7 Apr 27, 2018 05:21 AM
For 2010 was his
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lulikho Apr 26, 2018 08:47 PM
Lol Ramos...
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Golden Boots Apr 26, 2018 06:26 PM
Lol! Sergio Ramos though?
Special*00 Joined: 10 Jan 2016
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Special*00 Apr 26, 2018 05:31 PM
The only reason he never won balon d'or is because he reached his peak in a wrng error nthng is biased here...check Messi's stats in those years...Messi n Ronaldo derseve the balon d'or in the last 10yrs #undyingCR7fan hala madrid
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mriri-wale-bucs Apr 26, 2018 04:52 PM
True dat,its unfortunate that he ddnt get enough votes.
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Shenge_Velobala Apr 26, 2018 04:47 PM
Look whether we like it or not Messi was the beast 2010 and scoring a winning goal means nothing cos Mario Götze scored and winning goal 2010 so that means nothing and this Portuguese guy Eder scored a winning goal in Euro did he won Ballon D'Or no
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Kargbo Ibrahim B Apr 26, 2018 04:42 PM
That Is True.They Are Favouring The Americian Countries Morethan Any Content.
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Danboi79 Apr 26, 2018 04:27 PM
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briii Apr 26, 2018 03:59 PM
So Messi robbed Roben and Iniesta
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Stuart Alois Apr 26, 2018 03:37 PM
Its true the voting process is biased, jst like Thiery Henry who was on top of the world at one stage but somehow like Ramos mentioned the voting process sucks to say the least.
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Faysal Apr 26, 2018 03:13 PM
Ya neh

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