UPDATED: Ballon D’os & Ballon D’ont’s

11 Jan

I gotta say absolutely everything today, including the Ballon D’Or, paled in comparison to the loss of David Bowie, an icon and a true pioneer who affected my life on every level. 

To keep my grief somewhat on blog topic, here’s Bowie on his school football team courtesy of Men in Blazers and www.bowiewonderworld.com

::sniffle:: So here are some pictures from the event…

On Ballon D’Or Day:



…travel in style

Going to Zurich for the #BallondOr day

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

Arrived in Zurich for the #BallondOr

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

Sergio and Pilar 💕

A photo posted by RealMadridFamily💞 (@bernabeufamily) on

…look your best on the red carpet


A photo posted by Marcelo Vieira Jr. (@marcelotwelve) on

Felicidades, Congratulations @sr4oficial #WorldXI #BallondOr

A photo posted by Pilar Rubio (@pilarrubio_oficial) on

Wonderful team! 🔝👌⚽️👍

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

S&R ❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by RealMadridFamily💞 (@bernabeufamily) on

Sergio and Pilar ❤️

A photo posted by RealMadridFamily💞 (@bernabeufamily) on

Celo, Clarice and Enzo 💕

A photo posted by RealMadridFamily💞 (@bernabeufamily) on

Such a special moment with my boys 😃 #ballond'or

A photo posted by @claricealves on


…strike a pose

…rock the stage

Zurich ✈️ Madrid, se acaba una noche especial! #BalonDor2015 ✨🔝 #FamilyTwelve #12 @marcelotwelve

A photo posted by Caio Alves #12 💰🔫 (@caio_alves12) on

Happy to be a winner of FIFA FifPro world XI award 2015! #BallondOr

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

You deserve it ! Cestitam brate 👍🏻🏆⚽️

A photo posted by Mateo Kovacic (@_mateokovacic_) on

Press talk before the #BallondOr ceremony

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on



…Flex your charm muscles on the girlfriend of your arch rival

Awkward! Antonella certainly doesn’t look like she minds, Leo & Neymar sure do!


…humor James Nesbitt when he wants a selfie on stage.

But if you have to, be extra goofy about it.

…make your sentiments blatantly obvious  when your bestest boo loses the award

Even Issa Hayatou is like “Damn son, pull yourself together.”


…break our hearts by showing up in a traditional, simple black tux


But, but, but…it’s not velvet, or shiny red, or shiny burgundy or polka dotted. WHYYYYYY???!!!! I was really gunning for gold lame this year. (But you look nice, Leo)


…dress in a leather tuxedo

Samuel Eto’o, WTF?


…wear a tux that looks like you scalped a brothel’s wallpaper to make a coat.

Clarence Seedorf is smiling outside, but crying inside having to pose next to Paul Pogba’s horror tux.

…dress like you moonlight as a children’s birthday party magician

That shiny blue sequined bow tie…I can’t even.


…attempt to eat small children


I’m looking at you, Dani Alves. I know Thiago Messi  is a tasty little morsel, but it’s just not polite to eat your teammate’s first born.


Honorable Mention

Kaka: A definite “DO” for mygypsyspirit and a big ol’ “DON’T” for Shigs.

His suit is definitely a no for me. I don’t like the asymmetrical pockets and the weird bow tie, but I love the color on him. So close! (Also, did he lose a razor sponsorship?  Because stubble seems to be his jam these days.)


Our boys looking fine and yes, I’m sideyeing Sergio’s tux a wee bit. Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

– Lozil

19 Responses to “UPDATED: Ballon D’os & Ballon D’ont’s”

  1. futbolfan January 11, 2016 at 11:52 pm #

    KAKAAAAAAAAAA!! God that pic of him disappointed with the winner is everything lmao, and he looks gorgeous. I literally just watched the ceremony for Criska, and really wish Cris won if only to have had Kaka hand him the award, coz COULD YOU IMAGINE!? Missed. Opportunity. Ugh.

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      I would have LOVED that. But yes, that picture had me in hysterics!

      • Mandy January 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

        Your breakdown of the photo had me in hysterics!

  2. M January 12, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    I actually burst out laughing irl when I saw that pic of Cris turning on the charm with Antonella. Their faces are just priceless!!!

    And Kaka’s expression. Lolllllllllll

  3. Anonymous January 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    Not crazy about Sergio’s printed velvet jacket. I’ll bet he was eyeing Pogba’s outfit with jealousy!

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      Ha! I just updated the post with a piccy of Sergio’s jacket in all it’s glory. It’s subtle, but still…challenging. You just know he asked Pogba where he bought that jacket. I can see it making it’s way to his closet with a quickness.

      • Mandy January 12, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

        The jacket he wore to the ceremony has nothing on that suede number he traveled in . Ugh… the horror. Poor Pilar.

        • headbandsandheartbreak January 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

          I’m glad I’m not the only one who disliked that suede jacket. Poor Pilar? She wore a poncho/cape. I have no sympathy. 😉

          • jellyace January 14, 2016 at 11:59 am #

            That suede jacket is beyond redemption….but O M G!!! I just realized that Sergio’s tux jacket is in CAMOUFLAGE SATIN! Urggggg!

  4. Ana January 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Loved the Pogba and Neymar ‘donts’, you’re so funny! Disappointed in Messi and Dani Alves, very tame for them!

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

      ::bows:: Thank you muchly. It’s a pleasure to be able to joke again. We haven’t had much to be funny about in awhile!

      Don’t know if you saw this fabulous Dani Alves outfit that I linked to in the Pepe post the other day. And remember the Ballon D’Or when he wore this? Ah, those were the days!

      • Ana January 13, 2016 at 9:05 am #

        O. M. G. and I thought Djibril Cisse was bad…

      • jellyace January 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

        Oooooh! That gradient tone jacket of Dani Alves is supposed to match Barca’s Tequila Sunrise kit, right? right? right?

  5. Mandy January 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Enzo looks just like Marcelo. And, he’s almost a regular sized human already! I can’t believe it.

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

      He’s 6 already! Can you believe it? Liam looks just like his daddy as well. 🙂

  6. mygypsyspirit January 13, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    Spot on assessments of EVERYTHING as usual. Eto’o had me rolling with the jacket. That was the moment that I was like “Oh… What’s Lozil going to say?!” I completely missed Pogba’s jacket. I missed that part of the ceremony.

    Carli looked amazing, though she looks a bit stone-like in all the pictures. She seems uncomfortable (she also isn’t a Cristiano fan).

    I’m digging the Kaka scruff. It’s been his jam since the separation was announced.

    • mygypsyspirit January 13, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      Aslo, did you see what Wenger had to say about Bowie? Class.

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