FIFA Ballon d'Or

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Lean times reach football

I remember my mother, who hated football, always said she was behind the times, particularly because of the money that moved around.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

France Football lauds LaLiga

At the end of a year and a decade, France Football have selected their best XI of the last 10 years - a team which recognises Spain's LaLiga, notes Alfredo Relaño.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

El Clásico missed its chance

No weekday football. As the tango says, 'the muscle sleeps, the ambition rests...' We are not used to being without this drug for five consecutive days and it starts to feel strange,

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or

The Ballon d’Or was created by journalists, just as the European Cup - today’s Champions League - was, and came into existence in 1956 as an accompaniment to the competition.

Alfredo Relaño