The Ballon d’Or award ceremony was held final evening and for the primary time since 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo completed exterior of the highest 10 within the Ballon d’Or rankings.
The Portuguese striker was nonetheless forward of many notable stars akin to Harry Kane, Bernardo Silva and Darwin Nunez. Ronaldo managed to attain 31 targets in 48 appearances in all competitions final season. The striker was forward of Phil Foden, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joshua Kimmich within the standings.
Nevertheless, Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be proud of a twentieth place end after he had a good season with Manchester United.
In what was a rebuilding group at Previous Trafford, Ronaldo was capable of rating 18 targets in 30 Premier League video games final season. Not solely that, however he additionally scored six targets in solely seven Champions League appearances for the Crimson Devils.
These performances had been nonetheless not sufficient to get Ronaldo into the highest 10 of the Ballon d’Or rankings.
There was a combined response to the information from social media.
One fan wrote: “High 20 on the Ballon D’or listing at 37, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Biggest there’s. The Biggest there was. The Biggest there ever will probably be.”
One other mentioned: “For the primary time in 16 years neither Ronaldo or Messi make the Ballon d’Or prime three. The tip of an period,” whereas a 3rd commented: “The Messi x Ronaldo period has totally ended now.”
L’Equipe journalist Bertrand Latour mentioned he was frightened for Cristiano Ronaldo after the outcome was confirmed.
“I’m frightened about him by way of his psychological issues,” he mentioned by way of Get French Soccer Information. “He’s going by a really powerful time together with his membership. Being dropped by Manchester United. And troublesome issues in life.”