Despite the fact that he didn’t win the Ballon d’Or last year, Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to take the award for a fifth time. In my view, he has had another remarkable year and is worthy of another go in 2021. In this piece, I discuss the reasons why. Read on to find out how you can vote for him and why you should.
Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or for a sixth time
Cristiano Ronaldo has never been more deserving of a Ballon d’Or award. After a record-breaking year for Juventus, the Portuguese star has returned to Manchester United. He became a record-breaking all-time international goalscorer and finished as Serie A’s leading marksman in 2020-21. During the current campaign, he has continued his prolific form for Manchester United, scoring five goals in as many matches.
After winning the prestigious award for five consecutive years, the Portuguese superstar is claiming his sixth Ballon d’Or. The award is for the best player in the world, and he has earned it five times. In fact, he has a chance of becoming the most awarded player in history. Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive performance in La Liga this year may make him the favorite to win his sixth Ballon d’Or for the sixth time.
As part of his recent international triumphs, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score 10 hat-tricks. He also helped Portugal to a 5-0 win over Luxembourg. Since returning to Manchester United, Ronaldo has scored five times in six matches in the Premier League and Champions League. The competition is fierce, however, and many people have labelled Lewandowski as the frontrunner. While Lewandowski has made an impact for Bayern Munich, Ronaldo’s dominance of European football has been in doubt.
The FIFA World Cup jury is a global one, and many of its members have never met the players. Therefore, they are no better judges than armchair fans. In addition, they take into account a player’s off-field behaviour. Leo Messi is more likely to visit hospitals and be pleasant in interviews than Cristiano Ronaldo, but the former has a better overall record.
There are many worthy candidates for the award, but the competition is tougher than ever. Former winner Lionel Messi has three awards in a row. However, he faces stiff competition, as he was not invited to Monday’s ceremony. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski scored 48 goals in the top five leagues last season, and Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland have both made a case for winning the award. Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has stated that he is more deserving of the Ballon d’Or than ever.
He is the greatest defender never to win the award
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in the world. He has won 32 trophies in his career. His tally includes seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and the UEFA Nations League. But the best player in history? Probably not. Let’s find out why. Let’s see what he has to do to deserve it.
Carlos Alberto was the greatest left-back in the world in some people’s books. He won the second-most goals in the history of the World Cup and the Champions League for Brazil. In addition, his left foot is one of the deadliest weapons in football history, having scored 113 goals in his career. He is the eighth-highest scorer among defenders.
Suarez and Ronaldo also deserve some recognition for their contributions to football. Ronaldo equaled Michel Platini’s record for Euros goals, with a header in the final. Suarez and Ronaldo were the top scoring players in the competition. Both players are equally worthy of the title. And if you want to know who should win it, read this article!
Andrea Pirlo: Another Italian defender who should win the golden ball is Paolo Maldini. He won 25 trophies with AC Milan, including five European Cups. He also won the Player of the Century award. He and Franco Baresi partnered to stop 21 goals in one season at the San Siro. The Italian legend fought for the right to be crowned Italy’s best player.
The two greatest players in history are the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine Lionel Messi. The debate has consumed the minds of football fans for over a decade. Both players’ national and club allegiances cloud our judgment of their abilities. The personalities of both players are factors that must be considered. However, Messi has a better record when it comes to passing the ball.
Apart from being the best defender in history, Cristiano Ronaldo holds several records. He holds the record for the most international goals and appearances of a male player in history. His most recent achievement is to equal the record of Argentine forward Gabriel Batistuta’s 102 goals. And his tally of international goals is still very high, although Messi is way behind in that department.
He has enjoyed another remarkable year
Lionel Messi admitted that it was difficult for him to accept Ronaldo’s fifth Ballon d’Or award. The Argentine had been in Milan to collect his Serie A Player of the Year award when Ronaldo won. While the award was well deserved, Messi was adamant that he still enjoyed being the only winner. Nevertheless, Ronaldo’s five Ballon d’Ors are certainly well deserved.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is backing Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or again. Earlier, Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi said that Ronaldo is worthy of the award. However, Varane, Modric, and Kylian Mbappe are all expected to make a serious run at it. While the Argentine may be the frontrunner, Ronaldo has no doubt been the most influential player in the last two seasons.
The Puskas award was created in 2009 and is presented annually to the player who has scored the most goals in European top-flight competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo won the first Puskas award in 2009 after scoring an impressive penalty against FC Porto in the Champions League semifinal. Iniesta and Grafite were second and third respectively. Despite being the only player to win the award three times in a row, Ronaldo has once again been a revelation on the international stage.
Despite his recent injury setback, Cristiano Ronaldo has had another stellar year and deserves his 5th Golden Ball. The star is a genuinely good person who is doing his bit for the community. The golden boot he recently sold was used to raise funds for Gaza schools. Ronaldo has joined the FIFA 11 For Health foundation to promote awareness of child health. The golden ball is just one of the many awards he has won this season.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane backed Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or and believes he has the best chance of winning the prize this year. Despite the fact that he has struggled to score in recent months, the Real Madrid star has achieved his goals again and once again proved his class. The Argentine has also won the Champions League with Real Madrid and he has won the first major tournament for Portugal. However, the odds are against Cristiano Ronaldo this year.
He deserves to win the award in 2021
Lionel Messi has just won the Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time, but that hasn’t stopped Cristiano Ronaldo from making his case for the award. He led Argentina to their first ever major tournament, the Copa America, last July. Ronaldo’s storied career is far from over, however. He remains the best player in the world, and his seven titles are the crowning glory of his career.
Ronaldo has enjoyed a fantastic season this season. He won the Coppa Italia with Juventus, finished top scorer in Serie A, and went on to claim the all-time record for the highest number of goals in international football. Despite this stellar season for Juventus, he has continued his fine form in England. His agent, Jorge Mendes, believes Cristiano is a worthy winner for the 2021 award.
The French football magazine F rance Football has announced the 30 nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or. The field for this year’s award is the widest in decades. Ronaldo has already won the Ballon d’Or five times and is expected to win the award for a sixth time in 2021. The winner of this award will be revealed on November 29.
Besides Messi and Salah, other nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or include Eden Hazard and Phil Foden. Lewandowski finished 33 points behind Messi in the 2021 Ballon d’Or standings. Jorginho, however, finished fourth with 460 points. Karim Benzema, meanwhile, finished fourth with 239 points. N’Golo Kante, on the other hand, finished sixth.
Despite all these accolades, Messi is a goal-scoring machine. His prolific form in Europe’s top competition has been a major factor in his rise to prominence. While he’s 33 years old, his chances of winning this award are slim, but he’s already in the spotlight. With the trophy so close, however, Messi’s name will be a part of the debate.
The Portuguese megastar finished top scorer in the last European Championship and in the Italian Serie A this year. He is the highest-scoring player in men’s international football with 115 goals. In October, he became the first player to score 10 hat-tricks at international level. It is no wonder that he is such a big name in football. If he won this award, he’ll surely be a contender.
If Ronaldo and Messi had never met in the national team, who would win the World Cup? Spain’s biggest fans would be in a rage over their choice, but both players are worthy of consideration. While the former is arguably more unselfish than the latter, there are some reasons why Messi is a better choice for today’s game. Here are some of the best arguments for each player.
Messi is more unselfish
A player of Messi’s stature is prone to receiving fouls and not being a particularly good defender. However, he is more likely to go for the ball than Ronaldo, who usually passes the ball out of defensive territory to teammates who are better placed to score. In addition, Messi is more disciplined than Ronaldo, who commits twice as many fouls as Messi. In fact, some soccer experts believe that this lack of aerials is a direct result of his stature.
A player’s pass quality is largely determined by the percentage of times it is received. While Messi may not be the most efficient passer, his success rate is relatively high. Moreover, he passes the ball forward aggressively and he achieves this high pass completion rate. Spain fans should be happy to see this kind of unselfishness in the game. And this is particularly evident in his recent goals, which were scored from a distance of 30 to 33 yards.
Lionel Messi has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona. He is a key figure at Barca and has a strong reputation in the club. His presence has been the catalyst to Barcelona’s tremendous success, and many of his goals have come from the team as a whole. But some critics feel that Messi has cooled down and is playing for himself and not for the team. This criticism is based on a similar notion that Cristiano has become a better team player with age.
If Spain wins the World Cup, Messi’s style of play will mature and his team will win the competition. In 2009, he and his father were both given suspended 21-month sentences, which are typical for first-time offenders. Their fathers were fined EUR1.5 million each. A year later, Messi and his father also swore to never do such a thing again.
Ronaldo is better fit for today’s game
Both Messi and Ronaldo are exceptional ball-handlers. However, Messi has the edge in terms of intricate skill and vision. Ronaldo has the strength and speed to play high up the field. His long-range kicking ability and free-kicking ability are also superior. Although Messi is taller, Ronaldo is also more agile and can pull off some ridiculous jumps. The key is to balance the two players’ strengths and weaknesses.
Born and raised in Funchal, Madeira, Ronaldo began playing football at the age of eight. His first club was the amateur Andorinha, where he played for eight years. He eventually signed for Nacional and later, Sporting CP. His career progressed rapidly and he eventually reached his peak with the Catalan club. Both players went on to win UEFA awards, but Ronaldo has more European Golden Shoes than Messi.
Ronaldo’s passing ability is superior. His passing accuracy and vision is eighty percent. While Messi’s dribbling is intricate, Ronaldo’s is explosive. As a result, he can score from many different positions. Messi scores only on rare occasions, while Ronaldo can score from many different positions. If you look at the statistics, Ronaldo is better suited for today’s game.
Both players have plenty of international experience. Messi has won the Copa America 2021 and the Olympic gold with Argentina’s U23 side. Ronaldo has countless records at club level and has been an important part of Portugal’s success in European competition. Cristiano is more consistent in international play and has been capped for two World Cups. Messi has only one Olympic gold medal.
Messi is a better free kick scorer
The battle of the free kicks has long been a debate, and in some ways, Messi is the better scorer. Ronaldo was one of the best at converting them for Manchester United, and has also claimed to be the best free kick taker. However, in the 2014 WC, Ronaldo failed to score on a straight free kick. It’s not that Messi isn’t a good free kick taker – he can score from nearly any angle.
In club football, Messi has scored more free kick goals than Ronaldo, with 50 compared to Ronaldo’s fifty. Both players have scored eight goals from free kicks for Argentina, but their free-kick conversion rate is quite different. Ronaldo’s conversion rate is 6.2%, while Messi’s is 9.0%. However, Ronaldo has better free kick success rates overall, as he has scored one goal out of every 18.6 free-kick attempts for his country.
Although Ronaldo is more prolific on penalty kicks, his free-kick success has diminished since his early days. As of the end of 2013, Ronaldo has scored just 39 of his career from free kicks, compared to Messi’s 58. Messi is still ahead on free-kicks in the final two seasons of 2013 whereas Ronaldo has only seven. And, although Messi is a better free-kick scorer than Ronaldo, he is not a perfect free-kick scorer.
Ronaldo’s free-kick success rate is also a factor. However, there are other factors to consider, including the sample size of free-kick shots. Ronaldo’s free-kick conversion rate is lower than average, and James Ward-Prowse was at his best during that time. In addition, Messi has an overall better free-kick success rate, with 22 goals from 222 attempts, compared to 19 for Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is a better dribbler
When it comes to dribbling ability, there are several differences between Messi and Ronaldo. Both players are capable of winning dribbles, but forwards are more prone to one-on-one situations, which makes it harder for them to dribble. Unlike midfielders, forwards are also more likely to be playing in the final third, where they must beat multiple defenders at one time.
The two players are equally talented and able to score goals, but there are some key differences. For example, Messi has a better goal-per-game ratio than Ronaldo, but both players are capable of dribbling the ball in all three different parts of the pitch. Likewise, both players have been considered underperformers at the World Cup, with Ronaldo a better dribbler.
When it comes to passing the ball, Messi possesses more accuracy than Ronaldo. The Argentinean has nutmegged thousands of defenders. He also knows where to send the ball when passing. He also plays every type of pass, not just the one that is safe to be intercepted. And most importantly, Messi does not play bad balls. If we compare the two dribbling ability, then Messi wins.
Neither of these players has a strong center of gravity. This allows them to dribble quickly and effectively. He does not rely on turbo-charged speed or strength, but rather on his balance and strength to outfox his opponent. During the World Cup, Ronaldo won three FIFA Ballons and won the coveted award three times. Despite his shortcomings, both players dribbled well enough to win trophies.
Messi is a better dribbler than Ronaldo
Messi is a much better dribbler than his rival. He has the same pattern of dribbling that Diego Maradona used when he played for Manchester City. He runs with the ball and dribbles as many defenders as possible. This makes him more dangerous than Ronaldo and Neymar in the air. The Argentine is also much quicker on the ball and is better at establishing a passage on the wing than his counterpart.
Although Ronaldo has more goals and assists per game, Messi is far ahead in terms of dribbling. The Argentine also has a higher goal-per-game ratio than the Portuguese. The two have been compared in several categories, including dribbling. Ronaldo holds the record for most Champions League appearances, while Messi is behind in this category. Both players are considered under-performers in the World Cup.
One of the most impressive attributes of Messi is his vision. In recent years, he has led the top five European leagues in successful dribbles. The Argentine can thread the ball through three or four defenders, find teammates in tight spaces, and even perform crazy passes. Although he has sacrificed the playmaker role for his teammate Luis Suarez, he ended his career with six hundred and twenty-seven goals and two hundred and eight assists.
As for dribbling, Messi is more incisive and creates more shooting situations. One statistic of attacking incisiveness, dribbles into the penalty area, ranks Ronaldo fifth in Europe. Messias is the only player to create more shot-creating actions with dribbles than Ronaldo. In fact, he is far ahead in all categories except for one.