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Who should win this year’s Ballon d’Or?

Cristiano Ronaldo

According to Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo deserves this year’s Ballon d’Or.

The Portuguese international bagged 46 goals and 12 assists in 38 league games for Los Blancos in 2011-12, and added 10 goals and three assists in 10 UEFA Champions League appearances.

More importantly, Ronaldo was the best player on the best La Liga team of all-time.

In 2011-12, Real Madrid became the only club in the history of the Spanish Primera to tally 100 points in a single season.

Los Blancos also set the record for most away points in a season (50), most points in the second half of a season (53) and most league goals scored in a season.

In short, Ronaldo fully deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.

With that said, some may argue that Lionel Messi, who scored 50 goals in La Liga this season, deserves to win football’s most prestigious individual award yet again.

Jose Mourinho begs to differ.

“Cristiano has to be the Ballon d’Or winner, not because he was the top scorer, which he already was last season, but because his goals won the league,” the Real Madrid boss told SIC.

“Messi scored 50 goals that have not been worth anything, just as Cristiano scored 42 last season that were not worth anything.

“Cristiano has not been able to win the top scorer award and I think that should now be offset by the Ballon d’Or.”

‘Second-tier Candidates’

Robin van Persie: The Dutch striker enjoyed his best season in professional football in 2011-12, tallying 38 goals and 10 assists for club and country. In addition, he led Arsenal to a third-place finish after a dismal start to the campaign. Had Arsenal won the English Premier League, Van Persie may have been “right there” with Ronaldo and Messi, but that was never really going to happen.

Mario Gomez: Gomez was on cracking form for Bayern Munich all season long. He finished 2011-12 with 48 goals and five assists for club and county, including 12 Champions League strikes. Even if Bayern Munich win the UCL, Gomez will probably not win the award even though he may deserve it.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Quietly, but surely, Ibra put together a sensational campaign with AC Milan. Although Zlatan failed to win the league title for the first time since the 2003-04 season, he still managed to seal a second place finish for the Rossoneri. Oh and by the way, he registered 28 goals and six assists in 32 Serie A appearances.

All things considered, Cristiano Ronaldo should win this year’s Ballon d’Or despite Real Madrid’s failure to win the Champions League. It’s as simple as that to be honest.

Tue 15 May, 2012
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  1. Hey guys! what’s all dis argument for, look at all d football tactics of Ronaldo n Messi, I think Lionel Messi deserve d ballon d’great(World Best)…

  2. vitalis says:

    C.R .7 Deserves this award this year he is the best player ever

  3. Messi is the best player I have ever seen.cr7 only scores but Messi dribbles,give assist,create chances and scores as well.cr7 cannot compere himself to the football Messiah Lionel Messi.Thank you

  4. horllarmie says:

    Ronaldo is the best player that I have ever seen because he was the first player who figure out the ballon’or in two different league and he. Was also the first player that scre all team in a league in a season both his team also wich is madrid so he deserve the award

  5. Messi deserves the ball on d’ ore because of his performance,age,searched and broke all time records in football ,history

  6. bockcliff says:

    Christiano Ronaldo is the best player in the whole word and he deserve to win the ball on d’ or.

  7. joe says:

    I don’t know why people argue and argue as if they don’t know that Messi is the best of all and He deserves the Ballon

  8. patndedzu says:

    messi is the best last won,the laliga,copa d’rel,and champions league, what did ronaldo did last season. messi even helps his team (agentina to reach final in the copa america yet ronald is crambling to qualify for the euros with his portugal.messi the best and will remain

  9. yusif soba says:

    Cf7 is the best and he deserve the award

  10. Lionel messi deserve the 2015 ballon’d or,not because of distingushing,but he gives his best of all moment. Messi is born talented,but ronaldo is working to be great. Leo messi commitment has shown the world he really deserve it(2014/2015) great era.

  11. adewale says:

    Wonder shall never end,Messi remains the best,the best answer to the definition of football is MESSI.ronaldo goes with Nymar

  12. Terence Smith Nkundimana says:

    Leo Messi is the Best player in this world,He is performance than Cristiano,so Messi Deserve Ballon d’Or

  13. johnson says:

    Pls lets stop arguing, we all knw that C Boy is the best & he deserved it again. If C Boy does not win, that means FIFA are now Nigeria PDP.

  14. Mayor says:

    I dnt no why people confuse their self.We talk about one achievement and people are talking about their entied life performers.Ronaldo can be scoring and he team can loss trophy,in football creativity matters,be creative,dribling and scoring goals.Three in one that is who messi are,while ronaldo is one in one.So i urge you people to keep sentiment aside look into what i say and you will see eliment of truth. Thank you all and GOD bless.

  15. Stealas says:

    Ronaldo is and will always be the best player in our era. Messi is to leave Bacer and win the champions league with another club. CR7 has done with The two best clubs in the world even GOD support MAN U n REAL MADRID and endorses Ronaldo to win the BALLON DOR

  16. fred mmei says:

    messi messi messi is always the man,ask seek from the legents and they’ll share the same views ishare here .

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