Barcelona-based newspaper media outlet Mundo Deportivo have announced something big regarding Ballon dOr 2016 winner. On Tuesday, Mundo Deportivo published on their website that the winner is already decided. And surprisingly it is Cristiano Ronaldo. He has outdone Lionel Messi in this year’s golden ball race.
Mundo Deportivo’s Claim -Official or Not?
The Catalan newspaper’s publication is nothing more than a claim. Although Ballon dor voting is closed. But FFA has not released any kind of official statement regarding the winner. The journalist of Mundo Deportivo writes that the proof of the claim will be given next week when the winner will be announced by FFA.
Ballon dOr 2016 Winner “Cristiano”, Fair Result?
2016 is into it’s end and has been a great year for the 2 bests in the world. Both won trophies this year. Cristiano Ronaldo’s trophy shelf got 2 big European trophies this year. He won a Champions League with Real Madrid at Milan. The Los Blancos side completed their 11 UEFA Champions League trophies in May 2016 beating Atletico Madrid at Milan. In the summer of this year, Portugal lifted the Euro 2016 title. This finally gave Cristiano Ronaldo a trophy with his country Portugal which brought tears in his eyes.
A point to ponder here is that do Cristiano Ronaldo deserve the Ballon dor 2016 despite these major wins. The answer might be a difficult one. It is clear that Real Madrid got lucky with the fixtures in UEFA Champions League. And the Portuguese international was not the star to bring glory to the club.
He didn’t deliver a quality performance during Euro as well. His team-mates Renato Sanchez, Pepe, Eder, and Rio Patricio were the stars who won Portugal the cup.
Lionel Messi Wins The Second Position
The newspaper has also announced that Lionel Messi has won the second position. Meanwhile, there is a tough competition between Griezmann, Luis Suarez, and Neymar Jr for the 3rd spot.