Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time.
Lionel Messi was voted second, with France’s Antoine Griezmann third and Barcelona pairing of Luis Suarez and Neymar rounding out the top five.
Ronaldo, who also collected the award in 2008, 2013 and 2014, is now only one short of Lionel Messi’s record five Ballon d’Or triumphs.
- What is the Ballon d’Or?
- The text uses the phrasal verb ’rounding out’, what does this mean?
- Do you agree with the result of this award? who should have won it?
ESL Ronaldo and Messi:
- Who are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi? Tell the class what you know about them.
- Why do you think these two footballers are consistently better than all the others?
- Which player do you prefer? justify your answer.
- Which countries do these two players come from? What other famous football players come from those countries?
- Both players have superb qualities: if you could have 1 skill from each player, which skills would you take?
- Do you play football? Which position do you play?
- Is football popular in your country? If not, which sports are most often played?
- Which football club do you support? Why do you support that club?
- What qualities do top pros like Ronaldo possess?