Ronaldo snubs Messi as he names who should win Ballon d’Or ‘without a doubt’
Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t believe Lionel Messi deserves a seventh Ballon d’Or. Instead, he has named who he thinks deserves the award “without a doubt”.
The Ballon D’Or is arguably the most prestigious individual honour in world football.
Messi currently leads the way with six awards, closely followed by Ronaldo with five.
However, that gap is expected to widen when the 2021 edition is announced in late November with Messi the current hot favourite.
The likes of Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho cannot be discounted.
Lewandowski broke the all-time Bundesliga scoring record for a single season (41) when surpassing Gerd Muller (40) last year.
Jorginho, meanwhile, was an integral figure twice as Chelsea lifted the Champions League and Italy won Euro 2020.
Nonetheless, Ronaldo doesn’t believe that pair, nor Messi should win the award.
Ronaldo claimed former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema is more deserving.
Ronaldo declared on Facebook via Mirror: “Without a doubt, my candidate for the Ballon d’Or is Benzema. The best striker, brutal level for 10 years and champion above all. Don’t you think?”
Benzema who just won the UEFA Nations League cup with his Country recently.
However, he’s also in form of his life with Los Blancos, though one figure within the game still believes Ronaldo should win.