Saudi Al-Nasr and Portugal national team striker Cristiano Ronaldo spoke about the value of individual awards in modern football, bbabo.net reports.
According to Cristiano, the Golden Ball and the award for the best player of the year according to FIFA (International Football Federation) are losing their authority.
"What do I think about the Ballon d'Or and FIFA's The Best award? I think these awards are losing their credibility in some ways. It doesn't mean Messi, Haaland or Mbappe don't deserve them. I just don't believe in them anymore. these awards.
And it's not because I won nominations at the Globe Soccer Awards. But there are facts and figures that cannot be fooled. They can't take away from me, for example, the world's top scorer award in 2023. Because there are objective numbers,” Record quotes Ronaldo as saying.
Let us remember that in 2023, Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for a record eighth time (Ronaldo has five), and in January the Argentine received a FIFA award.
Ronaldo won the Globe Soccer Awards named after Diego Maradona, awarded to the best scorers of the year - the Portuguese scored 54 goals.
Ronaldo has been playing for Al-Nasr since the beginning of 2023. In Europe, the Portuguese played for Sporting Lisbon, English Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus in Turin.
"There may be people who will say it's easier to score goals in Saudi Arabia. But the players know how difficult it is. A goal is a goal. I'm proud to have beaten Haaland, Mbappe and Kane."