Cristiano Ronaldo is the talk of the town as he left behind his “soccer remarks” about the Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best Awards. In a recent interview with local media in Portugal, he drew attention by claiming that the two awards ceremonies are losing trust.
Portuguese media Hecord said on the 21st (Korea Standard Time), “Ronaldo said the Ballon d’Or and The Best Awards are losing trust.”
Ronaldo recently won the Best Middle Eastern Player, Maradona, and Player of the Year awards at the Globo Soccer Awards in the United Arab Emirates. The Maradona Award will be given to the top scorer in 2023, with the Player of the Year award held through fan voting. As the top scorer with Al-Nasr in 2023, he boasted of his popularity at the awards ceremony.
Apart from this, he was disqualified from the final 30 candidates at the Ballon d’Or, and was named at the FIFA The Best Awards, but was not selected. Since his departure from European soccer, he seems to have become far from a major honor.
Was it because he was furious? “I’m not saying Lionel Messi, Erling Holan, and Kylian Mbappe don’t deserve it,” Ronaldo told Hecord. “The numbers exist and are not false. We have to consider the entire season.” “The numbers are true. People thought I lost when it came to my performance at Manchester United or the national team. But the truth is that I scored 54 goals because I had a good time with Al-Nasr.”
The remarks are all the more remarkable compared to Messi’s acceptance speech, which was his eighth Ballon d’Or in his career last year. The British media Mirror reported Ronaldo’s remarks on the 22nd, adding Messi’s past acceptance speech and comparing his rival’s remarks.
Messi was the last to be named at the 2023 Ballon d’Or Awards held at the Chateau Theatre in Paris in October last year, and held his eighth Ballon d’Or in his career. He already won the Ballon d’Or in 2009-12, 2015, 2019 and 2021. He has further widened his gap with Ronaldo (five times, Al Nasr), who ranks second in this category. 마카오토토
“I want to share the honor with my teammates,” Messi said after taking the podium. “I don’t want to forget about Hallan and Mbappe who showed amazing performances. They will probably win this award in a few years.”