Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent reveals why Messi shouldn’t have won 2019 Ballon d’Or

Tanya Simon
December 18, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick in an evenly matched game saw Real Madrid retain the title they had won a year earlier in Japan.

The reference is the 2016/17 season when Real Madrid registered a LaLiga Santander and Champions League double of the likes that hadn't been seen at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu since the 1950s.

After earning his 6 Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi has now won the award more times than any other player in history.

Lionel Messi from @FCBarcelona is the 2019 Ballon d'Or victor! For me it's an injustice. The Portuguese's forwards goal resulted in another trophy in the cabinet as Luka Modric was awarded the Golden Ball for best player of the tournament. With Cristiano they have won the European Championship and Nations League, [while] in 2004 they were a finalist in the European Championship too. "It's impossible to compare him to anyone", Mendes added.

Lionel Messi recently won the 2019 Ballon d'Or award for the sixth time in his career thereby going ahead of his greatest rival Cristiano Ronaldo who has won five.

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Ronaldo has scored 11 goals across all competitions for Italian champions Juventus this season, nine of those coming in Serie A.

Messi received a record sixth Ballon d'Or this month as Portugal worldwide Ronaldo finished third behind the Barcelona captain and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

However, despite winning the Serie A with Juventus and Nations League with Portugal in 2019, Ronaldo only made it to 3 spot on this year's rankings.

"CR7 is a champion, who knows what to do and will continue to work", he said.

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