We hear from Xabi Alonso on Ancelotti wanting revenge, Arrigo Sacchi on Gareth Bale and the Pope himself on his mixed allegiances in our round-up of the best quotes from last week.
Paris Saint-Germain ended a 19-year wait for the French title when they were crowned Ligue 1 champions this term, clinching their third championship after previously topping the table in 1985/86 and 1993/94.
Raymond Kopa compares the Real Madrid side he formed part of with the Barcelona one of today, explains why Ferenc Puskas impressed him more than Alfredo Di Stefano, and discusses winning the Ballon d’Or and Lionel Messi.
His name is forever synonymous with his long-standing record of 13 goals at single FIFA World Cup™, but Just Fontaine has a fair few opinions on the game too. FIFA.com selects some of the French forward's best quotes.
Over the next few weeks, FIFA.com will present the best quotes and exclusive soundbites in the build-up to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012. Here you can enjoy today's first instalment!
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays during the coming week.