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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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746 Comments:

  1. mam says:

    no matter what people use to say even if we are cr7 fans but but the truth will remain messi deserve it this year

  2. Messi deserves this year world best. He has the power and skills to possess another title this season.

  3. amindehnkafu says:

    in how messi deserve this year world best he is ready to figth this and have a title this season again

  4. shut ur mouth jose mourinho

  5. Daniel says:

    ALTHOUGH MESSI IS BETTER, RONALDO SHOULD WIN THIS WITHOUT A DOUBT. HE HAD MORE GOALS AND PLAYED LESS GAMES THAN HE DID.

  6. allen says:

    Messi really deserves the title ballon di or 2015

  7. Adebayo says:

    The words best is for ronado nt for messi

  8. CR.7, deserves the title of ballon d’or

  9. alex knoebel says:

    ronaldo does not deserve it bc its not all about goals it should be messi or neuer

  10. Hakeem Dotz says:

    RONALDO DESERVES BALLON D R

  11. Hakeem Dotz says:

    CR7 DESERVES ITTT….

  12. Hakeem Dotz says:

    Ronaldo or neymar
    NOT Messi

  13. Kelvin da great says:

    messi played finals like:uefa,copa,laliga,world cup including chile vs argentina

  14. Zin'o says:

    Cr7 is a good player no doubt abt dat, but Lionel M10 is better

  15. Zulkiflu says:

    Messi is the best player in the world

  16. Kabelo Kabeka says:

    I’m a real madrid fan but onestly without any doubt…lionel messi deserves all this awards guys!!!

  17. Olumbi Richard says:

    Nationality shouldnot make us subjective jose its 4 Messi p’se!

  18. Abass B says:

    leo messi deserve the baloon d or

  19. Joseph Ojo says:

    Everyone knows it that messi deserves ballon dor more than any footballer not even ronaldo

  20. Joseph Ojo says:

    Mourinho is just talking trash because ronaldo is portugese . Messi has the ability to influence all the games that he plays unlike ronaldo

  21. daffetz says:

    top 3 for me should be MSN, and the winner should be messi.

  22. Adetunji of god says:

    CR7 IS BETTER

  23. leo messi will win baloon d’or

  24. messi winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn it

  25. kumah Andrews says:

    it is for the incomparable one, MESSI!!!!

  26. wf lastborn says:

    Messi deserve the balloon d’or this year.

  27. Britt collie says:

    Messi deserve the world best.to that of CR7.

  28. cyrus says:

    messi is the best

  29. Messi will win this time

  30. dennis says:

    Ronaldo

  31. Ifeanyi Nworie says:

    Messi deserve it. He is the world best player.

  32. jathro says:

    MESSI really needs the world best this time around

  33. locus says:

    Cr7 also deserv it bcus messi didn’t do anytin 4 2010 b4 they gave it to too

  34. locus says:

    But I tink buffon also deserve dis year award bcus they all realy try.we av pirlo,xavi,iniesta,nuuer ,even b4 choosen ronaldo nd messi they suppose to be given all dis….pls nd pls tell FIFA nd UEFA to stop spoiling football for we fan by choosing better people nd giv dem der deserve honour nd stop denying dem der right

  35. Olawale says:

    Ronaldo is good but messi is better.thank you

  36. CR7 THE MOST DESERVED EVER

  37. Kilishi says:

    We shldn’t b bias,lets b realistic ds year Baloon D’ or is 4 messi.

  38. Eric B Ben says:

    Cr7 this yrs ballon d he is complete to win

  39. LISOK says:

    messi without doubts for the ballon D’or; he is very loyal to his opponents and not selfish to crate chances to his fellow players

  40. LISOK says:

    messi again contributed alot to see barcelona winning lucratively all trophes; league cup, ucl and copa d’el ray

  41. freeman says:

    Lionel Messi all d way, he don’t just deserve it ballon d’or is his right bcos he is d best and better player in d world.

  42. CR7 will n alwaz be da best ov all…he deserves this years baloon d’or

  43. troy says:

    Cr7 is good but Messi is brilliant,the magician deserves to win

  44. adeniyi says:

    cr7 derves it y bcs in 2010 messi did’nt win any major trophy plus includng w/cup dey did nt even get 2 semi yet he won it n d criterial dey gv was highest goal scorer dia 4 y nt cr7

  45. vince says:

    Messi is d winner ,we dnt need any comment again

  46. Smart says:

    Cr deserves de awrd messi is 2 pompus,

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