Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo believes that he is a deserved recipient of the FIFA Ballon d’Or every year that he is nominated.
The Portuguese is favorite to win the award for the second time in his career based on his record 69 goals and 17 Assists this year for club and country in the calendar year, with Franck Ribery and four-time winner Lionel Messi also in the reckoning.
Cristiano Ronaldo has clinched two trophies within 48 hours to add to the growing, glowing collection in his personal museum opened last week in his birthplace Madeira, Portugal. Along with the Globe Soccer Award, which he garnered 58% of the votes to Messi’s 9% to win, the forward has also been presented with the Man of the Year award by Portuguese sports magazine A’ Bola.
When asked if he thought he deserved to win the 2013 Ballon d’Or?, He told A’ Bola:
“I don’t know if I deserve to win it this year. I’ve been in the top three for the last six years and in the FIFApro Team of the Year for the last seven or eight, so I really have nothing more to add.
“My numbers speak for themselves. What I’ve achieved, in some way, is key to winning individual awards.”
“Do I deserve to win it? Maybe I deserved to win it last year or the year before. I’d like to win the Ballon d’Or every year i nominated. I like winning everything, but I know that it doesn’t depend on me. I’d like to win it, but sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, that’s just life.”
The winner is scheduled to be announced at FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on 15th January.
Cristiano Ronaldo the A’ Bola Man of the Year also discussed the friction that existed between himself and former Los Blancos manager Jose Mourinho, saying he would not mind to work with him again.
“I forgive everybody,” said Ronaldo.I forgive everyone . I never had a confrontation, you’ll never hear me speak ill of anyone . It is what I have done so far and will continue doing. I’m not upset. All I want is to succeed.
Cristiano Ronaldo Recieving A Bola’s Man of the Year Trophy: