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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Fifth Ballon d’Or… But Not Everyone Thinks He Deserved it

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Fifth Ballon d’Or… But Not Everyone Thinks He Deserved it

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with the 2017 Ballon d’Or tonight in Paris, however, not everyone is convinced that he deserved the honour.

The Portugal international lead his country to victory at Euro 2016 and followed it up by lifting both the La Liga title and the Champions League for the second year on the trot with Real Madrid.

However, Ronaldo’s critics believe his biggest rival, Lionel Messi was a more deserving winner.

The individual stats certainly stack up that way, with Messi having scored 20 goals in 26 matches for club and country this year.

The Argentine put up similarly impressive numbers last year, notching 56 goals in 54 appearances.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has found the net 16 times in 22 matches this season and bagged 55 in 55 games last term:

 

Did Ronaldo deserve to equal Messi’s record five Ballon d’Or wins for his performances in 2017?

Or do you believe FIFA are simply giving the award to whoever gathers the most silverware throughout the year?

Let us know where you land on the Ronaldo-Messi debate!

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