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30 November 2015

Ballon d’Or 2015 nominees

FIFA has released the short list for the Ballon d’Or 2015, the Gold Ball award where the best football player of the world is chosen. Yes, that means one thing: the time of the year when you discuss whether Ronaldo or Messi is the best has come. During the last five years, these two have been present among the top three players of the world and, this year, it is Neymar who will try to stop this hegemony. Let’s have a closer look on the chances of each one.

Neymar is the new kid on the block. He has been the main player for the Brazilian National team in the previous years and recently is on the spotlight in Barcelona. His skills are unique and it is visible that he became a much more mature player in relation to previous seasons. In the absence of Messi, he achieved consistently good performances which helped Barcelona to assure its position on the top of Champions League group phase and La Liga. It is debatable though, if he has reached the same level as Messi and Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the winner of the two previous editions. His figures, as usual, justify his nomination. The 30-years-old player still holds an average of almost one goal per match this season. In addition to that, he has played a significant role in Portugal’s qualification for Euro 2016. The circumstances are different, however, from the last Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo’s accomplishment in Madrid are nothing like last year. With Real not reaching the finals of Champions League and holding the second position in the Spanish League, there are no trophies in his cabinet this season.

Lionel Messi needs no introduction. The Argentinian has won the prize four times and yet this year comes as a favourite. His outstanding performance during the UEFA Champions League, where he drove Barcelona to the title, is his best credential. An injury in September of this year however left Messi out of the pitch for around two months. Can this jeopardize his chances of a fifth Ballon d’Or?

The winners will be announced on January 11th in Zurich. All the players have their own particular reasons that could bring them to the top. The winner however can only be one!

#barcelona #cristiano-ronaldo #lionel-messi #neymar #real-madrid

14 February 2016

Messi penalty pass to Suarez

Now, that is something that we do not see everyday. We are used to see Lionel Messi scoring goals form penalties, however this moment against Celta de Vigo was a bit unusual. Instead of shooting, the Argentinian passed the ball to Suarez, who scored his third goal in the match. Nice move!

#barcelona #lionel-messi #luis-suarez

16 October 2014

Messi debut for Barcelona

Lionel Messi and his first match for Barcelona in 2004.

#barcelona #messi

17 June 2020

How to stop Messi?

Using NFL tackling moves seems the only way to stop Messi.

Barcelona 2 x 0 Leganes | 17 June 2020 | La Liga

#lionel-messi #barcelona #la-liga

11 January 2013

Messi is back to Camp Nou

Messi is back to Camp Nou to present his FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 award.

#ballon-do-dor #barcelona #camp-nou #la-liga #lionel-messi

16 June 2014

Messi against Bosnia

Argentina won their first match in the World Cup 2014, against Bosnia and Herzegovina, and of course, Lionel Messi scored this beautiful goal.

#argentina #bosnia-and-herzegovina #lionel-messi #world-cup-2014

09 August 2021

Messi's farewell to Barcelona

The day Messi says goodbye to Barcelona has finally come.
#lionel-messi #barcelona

16 May 2013

Messi and the four Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi and his four Ballon d’Or prizes.

#ballon-dor #barcelona #lionel-messi

28 September 2021

Messi and Pochettino

Lionel Messi does not look very happy after being subbed by Mauricio Pochettino.

Paris Saint-Germain 2 x 1 Lyon | 19 September 2021 | Ligue 1

#lionel-messi #paris-saint-germain #mauricio-pochettino #ligue-1

07 January 2013

Messi wins the Ballon d’Or 2012

Lionel Messi won in 2012 the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for the 4th time.

Nice suit.

#ballon-dor #barcelona #lionel-messi

27 March 2013

Di Maria and Messi in La Paz

Di Maria taking oxygen, Messi vomiting…. Argentina felt the “soroche” in La Paz, when playing against Bolivia for the World Cup 2014 Qualifiers.

*Soroche: sickness due exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.

#angel-di-maria #argentina #lionel-messi

05 March 2014

Messi puking against Romania

International friendly, Romania vs Argentina. Messi doesn’ seem to feel very good and showed the result in the pitch.

#argentina #lionel-messi

21 June 2015

A selfie with Messi

Although Jamaica lost to Argentina in Copa America, it seemed like a happy ending for Deshorn Brown, who took a selfie with Messi after the match was over.

#copa-america #deshorn-brown #lionel-messi

24 April 2017

Messi 500 goals

Lionel Messi has just scored his 500th goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid. And this is how the Argentinian star celebrated!

#barcelona #lionel-messi

12 January 2016

Messi wins the 5th Ballon d’Or

Congratulations to Messi for winning his 5th Ballon d’Or!

#ballon-dor #lionel-messi

01 January 2016

Messi vs Athletic Bilbao

The year has started and there is no holiday here at 8bit-Football. Here is our first illustration of 2016, Messi passing through Athletic Bilbao defense, before scoring the goal, which is a nominee for the Puskas awards.


29 August 2021

Messi joins Paris Saint-Germain

How different it is to see Messi wearing other colours than Barcelona? Here is the image with his new kit: Paris Saint-Germain.
#lionel-messi #paris-saint-germain

21 June 2014

Messi against Iran

Messi scored this nice goal against Iran in the extra time and gave the victory to Argentina.

#argentina #iran #lionel-messi #world-cup-2014

26 June 2018

Messi and Rojo celebration

Usually Messi carries everyone in the field, but this time, he was carried by Rojo, who scored Argentina winner against Nigeria and assured their classification for the next round.

Nigeria 1 x 2 Argentina | 26 June 2018 | World Cup 2018

#argentina #lionel-messi #marcos-rojo #world-cup-2018

07 May 2015

Messi goal vs Bayern Munich

What a goal Messi scored last night against Bayern Munich. Look what he did to Boateng. No changes for Neuer.

#jerome-boateng #lionel-messi #manuel-neuer