Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Ballon d'Or snub in criticism of major awards

Cristiano Ronaldo of Al Nassr, December 2023
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Cristiano Ronaldo has drawn further controversy by suggesting that the Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Player awards are losing their credibility, and implying that he might have been overlooked in the voting.

Ronaldo's rather bitter-sounding remarks come after Lionel Messi doubled up his 2023 Ballon d'Or victory by scooping Best FIFA Men's Player earlier this week.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...