Cristiano Ronaldo is represented by Jorge Mendes, a top football agent who also represents Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho, said he is ‘confident’ Ronaldo will win this year’s Ballon d’Or.
The former Real Madrid star has won the title five times and his agent is very optimistic that CR7 will add this year’s victory to his previous five.
While speaking during the Web Summit tech event in Lisbon, Mendes explained he has no doubt that during the ceremony in December, Ronaldo would be announced this year’s winner.
The annual association award is presented by French magazine ‘France Football’.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi also has five Ballon d’Or awards to his name, tying with Ronaldo, so the question of ‘who will be dominant’? is raised among fans of both superstars.
However, with both players performing poorly at the just concluded World Cup in Russia, it may be an opportunity for a new player to swipe in and take the title.
Nevertheless, Players like Luka Modric has significantly impacted the football scene by winning the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the year. After Kaka in 2007, Messi and Ronaldo have been dominating that title until Modric was recently crowned.