Cristiano Ronaldo on the verge of matching Messi - FCNaija
International Edition By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/12/2017
Real Madrid forward is on the verge of matching Lionel Messi’s incredible collection of Ballon d’Or by claiming his fifth on Thursday after helping Real Madrid to win the Champions League and the La Liga last season.The Barcelona maestro was the winner of the award from 2009-2012 and in 2015 while Ronaldo won it in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
In the last three seasons Ronaldo form has been superb he lead Real Madrid to the Champions League title before leading his country to Euro 2016 championship in ParisThe France Football magazine award is decided upon by a journalists ballot (with 173 voting in 2016) with each naming a top five from a list of 30.
After seeing off Napoli, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in the knock-out rounds Ronaldo scored twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus in the final, taking his tally to 12 goals in the competition that season."Last season was exceptional. We won the league and the Champions League, where I was again the top scorer," Ronaldo told French daily L'Equipe.