Cristiano Ronaldo hit a foul at the delivery of the Ballon d’Or and sent a striking message: “I do not win against anyone”

The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo affirmed this Monday through social networks and shortly before the delivery of the Golden Ball that his desire is always to win for himself and for the clubs he represents, that he never does it “against anyone” and that he always congratulates “those who win”.

The Manchester United striker thus responds to criticism for his absence this Monday at the Ballon d’Or gala given by the French magazine ‘France Football’ and the statement by its editor-in-chief, who said that Cristiano Ronaldo “has only one ambition and it means retiring with more Ballon d’Or than Messi ”.

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“I always congratulate those who win, within the sportsmanship and fair play that guide my career from the beginning, and I do it because I am never against anyone. I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent; I win for myself and for those who wish me the best. I don’t win against anyone, ”he says in Portuguese on Instagram.

”The greatest ambition of my career is to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for the national team of my country. The greatest ambition of my career is to be a good example for all those who are or want to be professional footballers. The greatest ambition of my career is to leave my name written in gold letters in the history of world football ”, underlines Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ballon d’Or 2021: Lionel Messi seeks his seventh prize

Lionel Messi will go today for his seventh Ballon d’Or, the award given by France Football magazine to the best footballer, in a season marked by his historic departure from Barcelona from Spain, but especially by the long-awaited conquest of the Copa América with Argentina.

The ceremony takes place at the Châtelet Theater in Paris, France, from 4:00 p.m. Argentine time, and will be broadcast on ESPN.

How many Ballon d’Or does Lionel Messi have?

Lionel Messi is the top favorite, once again, to get the accolade he won in six times: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. The Argentine surpasses by one the Portuguese crack Cristiano Ronaldo (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017) and everything indicates that he will take more advantage of him.

France Football, which has presented the award annually since 1956, except for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, has a list of 30 nominees, among which Messi, the French Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Polish Robert Lewandowski, the Egyptian stand out. Mohamed Salah and the Italian Jorginho.

The history of the Ballon d’Or

The last decade of the Ballon d’Or, with the exception of 2020, has the following winners: Messi (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019), Modric (2018) and Cristiano (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017).

After Messi and Cristiano, the winners are the French Michel Platini (1983, 1984 and 1985); and the Dutch Johan Cruyff (1971, 1973 and 1974) and Marco van Basten (1988, 1989 and 1992).

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