The Best FIFA Football Awards™

The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 23 September 2019, Milan

FIFA Ballon d'Or

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates
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While James Rodriguez’s abundance of skill, talent, vision and creativity was well-known, come the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ the attacking midfielder also unleashed an enviable eye for goal – a gift which proved vital in the absence through injury of Los Cafeteros’ leading front-man Radamel Falcao.

Winner of the competition’s adidas Golden Boot and indisputably Colombia’s star man at Brazil 2014, his performances earned him a big-money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid – with whom he has started his Spanish La Liga adventure in typically stylish fashion.

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