Mendes: Man Utd striker Ronaldo never deserved Ballon d'Or more than THIS YEAR | OneFootball
Mendes: Man Utd striker Ronaldo never deserved Ballon d'Or more than THIS YEAR
Super agent Jorge Mendes insists Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo should win this year's Ballon d'Or.
Ronaldo is among the 30 nominees for the award.
Mendes told L'Equipe: "The numbers of Cristiano Ronaldo speak for him and should be enough to win another Ballon d'Or. The absolutely remarkable record of 115 goals for the Portuguese national team makes him the absolute record holder in the history of world football.
"This year, he beat a record of 15 years, to which he is joined by the best scorer in the history of world football (794). This, which is the greatest achievement in football history, should be decisive in the attribution of the trophy because he continues to demonstrate that he is, without a doubt, the best player ever in the history of world football.
"It's true that it's an individual trophy, but let's not forget that Cristiano Ronaldo was the top scorer in the demanding Italian league, he was the top scorer at the last European (being the best scorer in the history of the competition), he holds the record for top scorer in the Champions League, is the only player in the world who has won everything in three different countries (championship, cup, super cup, best player, top scorer), with maximum competitiveness as in England, Italy and Spain - but with an absolutely unique regularity and with a commitment and a capacity to overcome.
"From my point of view, the Ballon d'Or has a name: Cristiano Ronaldo. He has never so deserved the Ballon d'Or."