Real Madrid’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, says that Christian Ronaldo should be crowned as the FIFA world Player of the Year.
The Portuguese is in contention to receive the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which he won last season. Last season, it was a straightforward contest and Ronaldo won it comfortably ahead of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery. Germany’s victory at the World Cup 2014 has provided several new names for the title, which has been shared between Ronaldo and Messi for the last few years.
Ronaldo’s contribution at the World Cup may have been minimal with only one goal in the group stages, but he was responsible for overseeing Real Madrid winning the 10th European cup. Madrid also lifted the Copa del Rey. Coupled with the success collectively, Ronaldo was also individually excellent. He set a new record by scoring 17 goals in one Champions League campaign. The brilliant individual campaign Ronaldo had last season has carried over into this season as well. He has already scored 29 goals in just 21 matches. He also set a new record for the most number of hat-tricks in the la Liga by getting the match ball against Celta de Vigo during the weekend.
“Ronaldo was fantastic this year.He deserves to win the Ballon d’Or,” said Bale. The opinion of the Welshman was also backed by several other names in the game. “Ronaldo was better than Lionel Messi this year,” said Former France international Bixente Lizarazu. However, Lionel Messi has also been receiving support, despite having ended the season without any trophies both at club and international level. “For me there is no discussion.Messi is the best player in the world,” says former Barcelona defender Maxwell. The winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or award will be announced in a few weeks.