Cristiano Ronaldo has tried to put behind the disappointment of not winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award by stating that his intentions are to make the fans happy. The Portuguese superstar may appear to have a self-obsession about winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which is given to the best player in the world at the end of a calendar year.
After losing out to Lionel Messi in four consecutive seasons, Ronaldo did not appear to be happy when attending the awards. This all changed after back-to-back titles, which helped him gather three in total.
Messi, however, continued to lead the numbers game with four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards until now. He has just picked up his fifth to put himself comfortably ahead of Ronaldo. The Argentine and Barcelona superstar was recently named as the best player of 2015.
Unlike in recent years, Ronaldo did not show any disappointment following the awards ceremony, though there were rumours that throughout the presentation he was having a go at playing pokies on mobile> – maybe he won on there instead!?
The 30-year-old had the opportunity to vote in the FIFA Ballon d’Or award since he was the captain of the Portuguese national team. It has been revealed that he ranks Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez, and Gareth Bale as the three best players in the world.
Even though there was a huge disappointment in terms of the actual trophy, Ronaldo was given a huge boost after being named in the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World Eleven.
“My work is to help my team win titles, score goals and form part of a team. I enjoy making people happy, my fans and everyone that follows me and likes my style of play. My aim is always to be among the best. Each season is a new challenge and I try to give my best. I want to make people happy,” said the Real Madrid superstar, who struggled with form during the middle of 2015.