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3 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or again

Jidonu Mauyon
ANALYST
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2.98K   //    08 Dec 2018, 10:48 IST

Juventus talisman - Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus talisman - Cristiano Ronaldo

It is quite unfortunate for Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who despite his incredible efforts and achievements during the term failed to clinch the Ballon d'Or award for the third straight year.

The Portuguese was leading the race to claim the award for the third time in a row, having made history by guiding Real Madrid to claim their record third consecutive UEFA Champions League triumph during the year as well as finishing on top of the goalscoring charts of the European tournament for the sixth straight season.

However, his failure to lead his nation to a remarkable height during the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia did a great harm to his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or, eventually losing the accolade to his ex-teammate Luka Modric who succeeded in leading Croatia to their first ever World Cup final during the summer.

Despite narrowly missing out on the accolade this year, Ronaldo is yet to give up on his desire to win the prestigious prize again in his career. As a matter of fact, the Portuguese is well on track to claim the Ballon d'Or award again and below are 5 reasons why: 


#3 He still wants more

Ronaldo isn't done with his Ballon d'Or mission
Ronaldo isn't done with his Ballon d'Or mission

It is true that Cristiano Ronaldo always fights in order to win the Ballon d'Or award every year and it is clear enough for everyone to realize that because he doesn't shy away from admitting it.

Speaking to French Magazine, France Football in the build-up to the last edition of Ballon d'Or gala, the Juventus forward reiterated his desire to be named the best footballer in the world once again during the interview. He was quoted saying:

"I already know, in my heart, that I am one of the best players in history. Of course, I want to win, this sixth Ballon d'Or!
"It would be a lie to tell you the opposite. I work for that. As I work to score goals and win games without being an obsession. The Ballon d'Or, yes, I think I deserve it."

With such a strong desire to win the award, there is a huge possibility for Cristiano Ronaldo to add more Ballon d'Or accolades to his cabinet in the future.

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Jidonu Mauyon
ANALYST
Jidonu Mauyon is a Sports Journalist and a football freak from Lagos, Nigeria. He loves to write about everything that happens within the four corners of the soccer pitch, as well as relevant stories from outside it. He started his writing career in 2015 and he has moved forward to contribute tons of pieces on the web - becoming a regular author in many of the top Football Platforms - including the likes of Sportainment, Sportskeeda, CubeSoccer, and IRAIW. He covers a lot of topics relating to the English Premier League, the La Liga, Seria A, Bundesliga and the Ligue 1. He is also a great follower of FC Barcelona and a die-hard Lionel Messi fan. You can contact him on Facebook and Twitter.
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