Sir Alex snub top players and revealed who deserves the Ballon d’Or
The race for the Ballon d’Or is on – and it could be one of the closest in years.
Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi, Jorginho and Robert Lewandowski are some of the names in the frame.
But Cristiano Ronaldo is making a case of his own.
The Portuguese legend scored a scarcely believable 58th career hat-trick this week
This year he has broken other records besides as he seeks his sixth crown.
That triple – and its timing – might just swing the vote Ronaldo’s way
As it did in 2013 when the then-Real Madrid forward got a hat-trick against Sweden to help him narrowly see off Messi and Franck Ribery in the voting.
“I always promised that I would want more and more,” Ronaldo said after his Portugal side’s World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
“It’s inside me, in my DNA”
“We must never be satisfied, never slack off, and always try and reach the highest we can.”
His next task is to walk away with the award on November 29,
And it’s one that will find a home alongside seven LaLiga Santander titles, five Champions Leagues
One European Championship, one Nations League, five Ballon d’Or awards, four Golden Boots and two FIFA The Best crowns.
“Cristiano deserves it,” said Sir Alex Ferguson recently
“This year he’s broken record after record.”