Cristiano Ronaldo was nominated for this year's FIFA ballon d'or award. Despite not winning the Italian Serie A with Chelsea, the Portuguese forward won the Italian golden boot and was nominated for the prestigious award.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the second Manchester United player who got nominated for the award. Bruno Fernandes was the other player who was nominated for the award, the Portuguese magnifico played a major role in leading Manchester United to the Europa League final. He was also their most productive player in the Premier League last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the ballon d'or award five times only Lionel Messi has more awards than the Portuguese legend. Cristiano Ronaldo made his Manchester United debut in 2003, he got into the ballon d'or nomination list for the first time in 2004.
He has been on the ballon d'or nomination list ever since his first nomination that's a record of 17 years in a row. Out of these seventeen years, he won it just five times while Lionel Messi took six. The duo dominated the ballon d'or award for Moreno years than any other football duo in history.
The official list for the 2021 ballon d'or award can be seen below.
Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of winning the ballon d'or this year's area slim, he won the Italian Super Cup with Juventus last season and the golden boot award. There are players who won more individual awards and have more chances of winning the award.
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