This is great news for Real Madrid fans. Cristiano Ronaldo is not going to leave his team ever. CR7 assured his fans soon after winning Ballon d’Or 2017.
This is the fifth time Ronaldo won Ballon d’Or, equaling his greatest rival Lionel Messi’s record. Soon after achieving the feat, the Portuguese legend said he would continue to play at the highest level for a few more years. At the same time, he said that he had no plans to leave his team, Real Madrid. He plans to retire in Real.
Cristiano Ronaldo clarified that it is the best time of his career. And, he is going to continue the “battle” with Messi. Ronaldo was talking to reporters, as he started talking about his Barcelona counterpart.
According to CR7, both the players are giving their best for their individual teams. He just hopes that he is capable of playing at the highest level for some more time. The iconic soccer player said he would like to finish his career in Real Madrid, if possible.
Ronaldo also said that he would want to be a Ballon d’Or winner every year. It is something that he wishes to have all the time. At the same time, he thanked his teammates who helped him become the highest scorer at the Champions League this year, Goal reported.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 8, 2017
This year, until Real reached the quarter-finals, Ronaldo scored only a couple of goals, while Messi had already scored 11 times. However, he scored two hat-tricks against Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid. By the time he finished the final, he scored 12 goals, The Guardian points out.
Ballon d’Or 2017 Nominations
Brazilian star Kaká was the Ballon d’Or winner in 2007. Since then, the first two positions have been dominated by three players: Ronaldinho, Messi and Ronaldo. People hardly cared who remained in the third position.
Xavi finished third on three occasions, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Andrés Iniesta finished third on two occasions, in 2010 and 2012. With this year’s third position, now Neymar too finished third on two occasions, in 2015 and 2017.