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Sergio Ramos and Marcelo nominated for the Ballon d’Or 2017

Sergio Ramos and Marcelo nominated for the Ballon d’Or 2017

Real Madrid players Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Vieira have been selected by France Football on the final list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2017.

The French magazine this week announced the list of players who’ll be hoping to pick up this most iconic and prestigious of awards that goes to the best player of the year, voted by journalists.

This is another recognition of the excellent season enjoyed by the two defenders, represented by René Ramos, President of RR-Soccer Management Agency. Since the last edition of the award, they have conquered no less than the Club World Cup, La Liga and Champions League titles.

For Sergio, this is his fifth nomination, including those under the previous FIFA Ballon d’Or format. The Camas-born central defender has become a mainstay in such lists thanks to his leadership, his importance to the team and decisive goals. Not in vain, the Madrid captain stood out last season for his famous last-minute goals.

The inclusion of the Brazilian full back is no surprise either; he has continued to impress on the left flank in both defence and attack.

France Football said, with the release of its special Ballon d’Or supplement, that the centre half was «very happy» to be among those selected and highlighted the importance of «having the mental strength» to never give up in any circumstances and give everything until the end of every game, even in the most adverse circumstances. The magazine underlined the captain’s importance to Real Madrid, both on and off the pitch. Let’s hope the voters take note.

A Special Night with Sergio and Marcelo at the Ballon d’Or Ceremony in Zurich

A Special Night with Sergio and Marcelo at the Ballon d’Or Ceremony in Zurich

Yesterday I had the opportunity to travel to Zurich (Switzerland) for the Ballon d’Or and FIFA/FIFProWorld XI 2015 award ceremony.

Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, both of whom I represent, have been selected by professional footballers all over the world that make up the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) to be included in the FIFPro World XI 2015.

It is particularly gratifying for me that they have been selected by their own fellow professionals. In Sergio’s case, this is his sixth inclusion. How time flies, brother! So much has happened since you first received this accolade in 2008. Without a doubt, this is recognition of your hard work and consistency over all these years. It’s not easy to stay at such a high level for so many seasons.



This is Marcelo’s second inclusion. Your passion for football makes you unique on and off the pitch. I’m so pleased by this award and hope it helps you maintain the same level of ambition and motivation you demonstrate season after season.


My warmest congratulations to both of you, this recognition is the fruit of the work you both put in every day. Wishing you a season in which you continue to achieve further success.

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René Ramos

President, RR-Soccer Management Agency