Cristiano Ronaldo: I deserve Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo: I deserve Ballon d’Or


Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo believes he has deserved to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or every year he’s been nominated.

The Real Madrid talisman has been widely touted to win the prestigious trophy, with his 69 goals for club and country putting him ahead of fellow competitors Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi.

“I don’t know if I deserve Ballon d’Or this year. I was on the podium for 6 years, this will be my 7th or 8th.” Ronaldo told A Bola.

“The numbers speak for themselves. What I have done, in a way, is very important for an individual award.

“Like last year and the year before, I always think I deserve the Ballon d’Or. I’d like to win it every year,” he concluded.

The winner will be announced during a ceremony in Zurich early in January.

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  1. C. Ronaldo deserves to win the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’or. His works and performances all speak for him. He is my football mentor.