Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bookies Favor Ribery for 2013 Ballon d'Or
Marca, November 12th, 2013 2:10PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  fifa, germany, spain


Marca reports that the bookies, who set the odds for sports bookmakers, have made Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery their favorite for soccer’s top individual prize, the Ballon d’Or, which has been won the last four years in a row by Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. The Frenchman’s average odds are 1.90 to take the award, while Messi’s are 2.50. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is third, with odds of 7.00.

While Ribery and Bayern Munich took home a treble of the German Bundesliga, the German Cup, and the UEFA Champions League, Messi and Barca won La Liga with a record-tying 100 points. Ronaldo and Real Madrid did not win any trophies during the 2012/13 season.

Also contributing to Ribery’s odds are the fact that Messi’s year has been blighted by a number of muscular injuries, which began at the Parc des Princes against Paris Saint-Germain on April 2. After re-injuring his left hamstring against Real Betis on Sunday, the Argentine will close out the year with 42 goals in 2013, less than half of the record-breaking 90 he scored in 2012.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Guardiola: I Would Leave Bayern if Asked    
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he would be happy to leave the German giant after ...
Hazard a 'Major Doubt' for UCL Semi    
Chelsea on Friday confirmed that playmaker Eden Hazard is "major doubt" for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League ...
Neymar to Miss at Least Four Weeks     
Barcelona starlet Neymar looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury ...
Klinsmann on Altidore's Situation    
In the latest edition of Road to the Roster, U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...
Liverpool Players Lead PFA Awards Lists     
Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard were nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's ...
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives