Reuters Soccer Blog

Ronaldo unhurt after car crash

January 8, 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo escaped unhurt on Thursday after his Ferrari hit a roadside barrier in a tunnel near Manchester airport.

Ronaldo was the only choice for Ballon d’Or

December 2, 2008

Such is his extraordinary talent, Cristiano Ronaldo takes his place among the greatest players to have graced European football despite the less savoury aspects of his game.

Time to revamp player awards

October 31, 2008

This week we had the nominations for FIFA world player of the year, discovered the winner of the FIFPro world player of the year and mulled the contenders for the Ballon d’Or.

Xavi’s understated brilliance deserves recognition

October 21, 2008

Spain celebrate

The shortlist for the Ballon d’Or got shorter this year, but there was still room for seven members of the Spain squad that restored a bit of faith in football at Euro 2008.

Are United and Bayern already under pressure?

August 18, 2008

Manchester United and Bayern Munich opened the defence of their respective league titles with draws, prompting worried looks among supporters.

Eto’o proves transfer talk is not always tittle-tattle

July 18, 2008

Very few people believed the story that Samuel Eto’o was considering a move to Uzbekistan’s Kuruvchi.

Blatter and Ronaldo threaten to further alienate fans

July 11, 2008

Ronaldo said he agreed with Blatter’s comments

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has caused controversy with his remarks about modern day players being treated like slaves.

Which Euro 2008 players are on the move?

July 1, 2008

As the dust settles on Euro 2008 and attention turns to transfer market, it will be interesting to see how many of the top performers from the tournament will be on the move in the coming weeks.

Ronaldo’s heart set on Madrid. Time for United to cash in?

June 20, 2008

Ronaldo reactsCristiano Ronaldo told Real Madrid what they wanted to hear when he reacted to Portugal’s Euro 2008 exit with a clear indication of what he has in mind for his future.