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After Ballon d’Or Snub, Cristiano Ronaldo Could Beat Lionel Messi For This Upcoming Award

Published 11/21/2023, 6:48 AM EST

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The soccer world was buzzing as Lionel Messi grabbed his historic eighth Ballon d’Or title this year. However, amidst the celebrations, one notable absentee was Portuguese superstar  Cristiano Ronaldo . The Al-Nassr star was excluded from the top 30 nominees at Ballon d’Or, leaving many fans and experts in disbelief. However, unfazed by this snub, Ronaldo has emerged as a top contender for another upcoming award. He sweated after his sublime performances for his club and country.

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Ronaldo has been putting stellar performances for Al-Nassr and Portugal in 2023. His goal tally in 2023, until now, stands at an impressive 44, a reminder of his prowess on the pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo aiming to reclaim glory at the upcoming awards


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As fans globally digest the Ballon d’Or outcome, all eyes now turn to the upcoming  Dubai Globe Soccer Awards . Interestingly, Al-Nassr’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself among the top 30 nominees for the Best Men’s Player. The competition seems fierce this year, as the contenders feature luminaries like Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham, and Erling Haaland. Ronaldo’s dedication and unwavering commitment have made him a leading contender for the award.

The uniqueness of the Globe Soccer Awards is that the fans decide the fate of the nominees. As a fan-focused accolade, soccer enthusiasts can vote online for the 2023 Fans’ Favorite Male Player Award. Fans will get a chance to have their say on who should be shortlisted for 11 of the 16 main categories until December 7th.


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Al Nassr Could Lose Upto $400 Million Despite Signing Cristiano Ronaldo Due to League-Wide Mismanagement, Says Saudi Exec

Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Saudi Arabia has not only redefined the soccer landscape in the Gulf but also positioned him as a lead for two new award categories. The officials have decided to introduce the Best Middle East Player and Club category this time. Ronaldo leads the charge for Best Middle East Player on a 12-player list. Meanwhile, the Best Middle East Club includes Al-Hilal, Al-Nassr, Al-Ahly, etc.

Ronaldo’s dominance at the Globe Soccer Awards

Interestingly, Cristiano Ronaldo’s relationship with the Globe Soccer Awards is nothing short of remarkable. The Portuguese superstar’s cabinet boasts five Golden Balls, four Golden Boots, and an astonishing 11 Globe Soccer Awards. 

As the soccer world anticipates the gala, one question looms large: Can Cristiano Ronaldo add another trophy to his illustrious collection? Only time will tell. His recent snub at the Ballon d’Or may have been a blow, but it has only fueled his determination to prove his worth and excel at the highest level. All eyes will be on Ronaldo when he returns to play for his club, Al-Nassr.


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Written by:

Sahil Sharma


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I am Sahil Sharma, a dedicated soccer writer with a profound commitment to the beautiful game. My journey as a soccer enthusiast dates back to my childhood, but it was in 2014, when Real Madrid clinched their historic 10th UEFA Champions League title, the famed La Decima, that my passion for the sport truly ignited. That momentous triumph transformed me into an ardent Madridista.
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Jacob Gijy