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With the Ballon d’Or ceremony approaching soon, fans await the winner of the latest edition of the prestigious award. Once again, Lionel Messi is the forerunner to win the award with Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho, among the favorites as well. Cristiano Ronaldo is on the prestigious list yet again, but looks to miss out this year. The 36-year-old is scoring goals for fun in this term with United. However, his last season with Juventus saw his form dip down drastically. In spite of that, he revealed a secret related to the distinguished award.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: The Ballon d’Or race

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The editor-in-chief of France football, Pascal Ferre, is the key man to decide the esteemed awards. While winning the award seems like a distant dream for Ronaldo now, Ferre spoke about his motivation in winning the award.

“Ronaldo has only one ambition, and that is to retire with more Ballon d’Or than Messi. And I know that because he has told me. I think if you looked at the statistics of Messi and Ronaldo, you would see they score a lot of goals in September and October, when the voting is happening. This is not a coincidence,” said Ferre.

 

It is great to see healthy competition between these two legendary players. They have dominated the Ballon d’Or awards since 2008, with only Luka Modric winning it in 2018. Hence, Ronaldo won 5 awards while Messi is the record-holder with 6. Heading towards the recent award, the Argentinian is once again favorite to lift it.

With Sergio Ramos playing with PSG now, Ronaldo’s former teammate thinks Messi can win it once again.

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Sergio Ramos tips Messi

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It is so surprising to see Ramos supporting Messi, considering the rivalry they had during the El Clasico derby. Hence, he wished him good luck to his new teammate who got a hat-trick of assists against Saint-Étienne. Most importantly, it was the first time that the duo started together.

“Yes, of course [I hope he wins]. I’m going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world. He’s in good shape, and I think he’s the kind of player who really makes a difference. He’s a unique player and it’s a privilege to have him in the team,” said Ramos.

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To sum up, the Ballon d’Or race is heading to the wire with many talented players looking to win the prestigious title. Will Lionel Messi be winning the Ballon d’Or award once again?

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