Superstar Ronaldo said he no longer believes in the Golden Ball and FIFA The Best titles.
In 2023, Ronaldo is the world’s highest scorer with 54 goals. However, that achievement was not enough to help CR7 win the Golden Ball or FIFA The Best 2023 (Messi won both titles). The 38-year-old superstar was even removed from the nomination list for these awards.
Recently after being honored at the award ceremony of the Globe Soccer Awards (the award is known in Vietnam as the Dubai Golden Ball), Rpnaldo had some notable shares. Here, CR7 admitted that he had lost faith in both the Golden Ball and FIFA The Best titles.
“I think those awards have more or less lost their prestige. We have to base it on the performance of an entire season. I say that doesn’t mean Messi, Mbappe or Haaland don’t deserve it. I simply I don’t believe in those awards anymore. I’m not saying that because I was just honored at the Globe Soccer Awards. But the numbers don’t lie. They can’t take away the award for top scorer of the year from me because It’s an achievement based on numbers.”
Not long ago, Messi caused controversy when he won FIFA The Best 2023. Ronaldo said he did not care about this.
“I’m used to things like that. Because that’s how those tournaments work. I didn’t even watch The Best awards ceremony. I scored 54 goals, many people said everything was easy because I played in Saudi Arabia But on a professional playground, scoring goals is not easy whether you play in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain or Portugal. A goal is a goal. I’m happy to beat Haaland, Mbappe or Kane. number of goals scored”.
Finally, Ronaldo shared about the milestone of 1,000 goals. Currently, Ronaldo has scored 873 goals. “I am the greatest scorer in football history. Scoring 900 or 1,000 goals does not change things. Before reaching 1,000, I need to reach 900 goals. However, they talk about numbers. 1,000 as if I have almost reached that level. As I shared, I want to enjoy every moment at this time .”