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Cristiano Ronaldo Has "Never Deserved To Win The Ballon d'Or More"

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Cristiano Ronaldo Has "Never Deserved To Win The Ballon d'Or More"

Cristiano Ronaldo 'deserves' to win the Ballon d'Or this year, 'more than he ever has,' according to his agent Jorge Mendes.

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The Ballon d'Or's 30 man shortlist came out last week and it's really turned up the intrigue on who will win the title of the best player in the world for 2021.

Ronaldo Nazario claimed that Karim Benzema should win the crown for the first time, whilst Giorgio Chiellini believes Italy teammate Jorginho deserves the prize.

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It's actually Lionel Messi who is favourite to add to his six titles, but of course some people believe it's the Argentina star's rival Ronaldo who should win it.

Amongst those are the player's agent Mendes, who believes that, despite winning it five times previously, Ronaldo deserves it more now than ever before.

"The numbers do the talking and they should be enough," the 'super agent told France Football.

"He scored 115 goals for Portugal, becoming the world record holder with the national teams. He is the best scorer in the history of football.

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Ronaldo's goals for Portugal this year have made him men's international football top scorer of all time. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo's goals for Portugal this year have made him men's international football top scorer of all time. Image: PA Images

"It is a decisive thing and means he must win the trophy because he continues to prove that he is the best player in history...

"Do not forget that Cristiano was the top scorer in Serie A, he was the top scorer in the last European championships, he has the record for the most goals in the Champions League and is the only player to have won everything in three different and very competitive countries like Italy, Spain and England.

"All of this together makes him absolutely unique. From my point of view, the Golden Ball has only one name: Cristiano Ronaldo.

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"He’s never deserved it more than this year."

Ronaldo has won it five times before. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo has won it five times before. Image: PA Images

Mendes does make some decent points, the Manchester United striker was top scorer in Serie A and the Euros this year, but the records he broke were predominantly done in other years.

The 36-year-old didn't win any silverware with Juventus, United or Portugal this year either, whereas his competitors for the title have all won something in 2021.

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On four of the previous five occasions the former Real Madrid star has taken home the award, he'd won the Champions League in the same year.

Mendes isn't the only one who believes CR7 deserves to win it though, with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson also throwing his vote behind the player he brought to Old Trafford in 2003.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes, Juventus, Lionel Messi, Manchester United, Portugal, Premier League

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