Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon d?Or world?s best player award. Messi fans are highly disappointed to see their super player taking the second position.
Ronaldo was not present at the ceremony to receive the award since he and his team are practicing hard for FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Ronaldo has scored 48 goals in 52 games for the club and his country in 2016.
“I never thought in my mind to win four times the Golden Ball, so I am so pleased and so happy. I have the opportunity to thank all of my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people and players who helped me to win this individual award. As you can imagine I feel so proud and happy to receive this amazing and beautiful ball, I am so happy,? Ronaldo said, according to Telegraph.
The 31-year-old football legend played a crucial role in winning the European championship. Real Madrid was able to set the record by grabbing the Euro championship trophy for the 11th time.
Ronaldo?s name was announced for the cup at 7pm GMT. This is the fourth time Ronaldo winning Ballon d?Or world?s best player award.
Is Messi More Deserving?
In this year Messi has given an awesome performance. His team Barcelona won La Liga in 2016. He has scored 50 goals in 50 games, according to BBC. Later, he performed extremely well in the Copa America for Argentina. Messi scored five goals. However, he missed the penalty goal, and Chile won the match. Copa America match was a bad experience for Messi and his team. He had also announced his retirement after that. However, Messi changed his mind after some time.
Messi has won Ballon d?Or world?s best player award for five times. In 2015, he was able to win the award. The interesting fact is only Ronaldo and Messi are winning the award since 2008.
The well-known players like Riyad Mahrez (Leicester), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Koke (Atletico Madrid) were also in the race for Ballon d?Or world?s best player award 2016. Ronaldo, Messi, and Antoine Griezmann made into the final list. It was surprising that many players who gave a great performance in this year were not even nominated for the award.
Now the disappointed Messi fans are waiting for January 2017. This is due to the reason that Messi, Ronaldo and Griezmann are nominated for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award 2016. Fans are hopeful that Messi will be the winner.
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