The FIFA World Player of the Year Award is set to take place on Monday, December 21st in Zurich. Lionel Messi is the hot favorite to grab the accolade and therefore make a clean sweep of titles, just like Ricardo Kaka in 2007 and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008.
The Portuguese superstar was poised to be succeeded by Barcelonaâ€™s Argentine ace Lionel Messi since long ago. However, as a â€œperfectionistâ€, Cristiano Ronaldo might be aching to see his rival take over his crowns one by one this year.
Earlier in the summer, Lionel Messi was voted UEFAâ€™s Best Forward and Best Player of the year. Recently, the number 10 playmaker also scooped the Ballon dâ€™Or award only to emulate Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s achievement last year.
Next week, Messi is expected to clinch FIFAâ€™s most prestigious individual trophy â€“ the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
Should this eventually happen, Lionel Messi would come as Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s successor for the title â€“ much to the pleasure of Barcelona, Argentina, and anti-Ronaldo supporters.
And how will Cristiano Ronaldo perceive such a thing?
Not to mention the word â€œjealousyâ€, will it drive Cristiano Ronaldo to reach new heights just as Kakaâ€™s crowning as the worldâ€™s best player in 2007 pushed him to score an incredible 42 goals in a season and eventually become the best?