Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent believes Messi winning Ballon d’Or is an ‘injustice’

Messi clinches 6th Ballon d’Or

The 2019 Ballon d’Or ceremony took place earlier this month.

After winning their 6th Champions League, and amassing 97 points in the Premier League last term, it wasn’t too much of a surprise to see Liverpool dominating the Ballon d’Or rankings.

Liverpool had Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk named in the top 10.

However, despite having a quartet of players in the top 10 nominees, it would not be a Liverpool player who earned this year’s Ballon d’Or.

Instead, it would be Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who clinched the award, earning his 6th Ballon d’Or.

Mendes on Messi winning Ballon d’Or

After earning his 6th Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi has now won the award more times than any other player in history.

Cristiano Ronaldo previously held the record along with Messi, with the Juventus star having amassed five Ballon d’Or awards.

However, despite winning Serie A with Juventus and the Nations League with Portugal in 2019, Ronaldo only made it to 3rd spot on this year’s rankings.

Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has since hit out at Messi winning this year’s Ballon d’Or, labeling it an injustice:

“The Ballon d’Or to Messi? For me it’s an injustice.

“Cristiano is the best in the history of football. Before him Portugal had not won anything, with him the [2016] European Championship and the Nations League.

“The Ballon d’Or? Had he played at Real [Madrid] he would have won it. He has transformed world football, in Portugal, at Real Madrid. It’s impossible to compare him to anyone.” As quoted by ESPN.

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