Cristiano Ronaldo Deserves Ballon d’Or Over Messi’ — Sports
Posted By: GalantMedia Staff
on May 23, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo Deserves Ballon d’Or Over Messi’
While Lionel Messi is the strong favourite to claim the next Ballon d’Or after another stunning season with Barcelona, Tim Cahill has instead backed his rival Cristiano Ronaldo for the award.
Both players are currently locked on a record five Ballon d’Or titles and it is the Argentine that appears on track to pick up his sixth later this year.
Messi scored 36 goals in La Liga this season as Barcelona claimed another league title and he chipped in with a further 12 strikes in the Champions League.
Though Ronaldo’s numbers at Juventus have paled in comparison with the 34-year-old bagging 15 fewer league goals in Serie A, Cahill believes the fact he has been able to transition to another league so successfully deserves recognition in the form of the Ballon d’Or.
“The reason why I say Ronaldo, I know people won’t agree, is because of what he’s done in Juventus,” Cahill told Alkass Sport.
“He left Real Madrid, went there and had such a massive impact on another league. I’ve never seen another player do it at Man United, Madrid for so many years.
“And I know he didn’t win the Champions League but he has such an impact in any club. If you can take players and put them somewhere at his age…
“I know people won’t agree, I just appreciate his professionalism.”
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