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Ballon d’Or 2014:World Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Better than Messi / FIFA News


What should he do everything for ? For years, Cristiano Ronaldo scored goals as the assembly line, but the title of World Player Lionel Messi grabbed him always away. Now it has finally worked again with the Ballon d’Or. No wonder that tears flowed.

To 20.01 clock the tears flowed. The first wiped Cristiano Ronaldo still somewhat coyly from her cheek, but then gave the Portuguese to fight his emotions, just as it had done his mother in the audience of the congress hall of Zurich already with the announcement of the result: Ronaldo’s family rejoiced visibly on honoring the real pros world Player 2013. “I want to thank my family,” Ronaldo brought forth yet: “I can hardly speak Thank you..”

One can imagine him well, the Ballon d’Or, as he gets a place of honor in the future at the home of Cristiano Ronaldo and fits into the interior of the Portuguese. The gilded copper trophy in the shape of a football shimmers on a base of the mineral pyrite. The award for the most outstanding player of the past calendar year is 31 centimeters high and 23 centimeters deep kitsch.

But beauty is known to be in the eye of the beholder. And is not exactly the most attractive, what seems unattainable ?

For Cristiano Ronaldo it was in the past years, whenever it came to that price. After he was awarded the 2008 Ballon d’Or, went to the star of Lionel Messi. No matter how shiny Ronaldo henceforth also played the Argentines he could not outshine simple – in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 won Messi, with the exception of 2010 respectively before Ronaldo.

Meanwhile grumbling grew louder year by year, the 28-year-old wrestled with the choice of experts, the world in general, less with yourself Why should they? His achievements have been enough in the past loose for the first place, this would not have been Messi.

His view of things had Ronaldo made ​​manifest in this year’s awards ceremony: “Whether I deserve the Ballon d’Or I probably deserved it, as in the past year or two years ago I actually earned it in all these years?..”

Ballon d’Or 2014: “I have to give anyone an answer”

But the year 2013 was even for Ronaldo’s standards, a special: 69 goals in 59 games he succeeded for Real Madrid and Portugal. By November, it looked still as if’ve Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery, thanks to the triple victory better chances than Ronaldo or Messi injured this season longer. But then the World Cup Playoffs came with the duel between Ronaldo’s Portugal and the Swedish national team to Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and “CR7” scored his country with four goals in two games almost single-handedly for the World Cup to Brazil.

After these gala performances Ronaldo had given compared to previous boasts more reticent. “I have to give anyone an answer, I do it on wheels,” Ronaldo said then to the question whether his gates had a special greeting to Fifa boss Blatter.

The Swiss had a few weeks earlier ridiculed Ronaldo and stated that because of its modest appearance get Messi in the World Player of choice always many votes. The Portuguese Federation were up in arms, even Real Madrid complained Ronaldo threatened a boycott of the gala. The Fifa responded in their own way and placed Ronaldo prominently on the association’s magazine.

How much politics in the election by 209 coaches and captains of FIFA national teams and selected journalists in the game, had shown itself again at the press conference in the afternoon. The three finalists had already taken on the podium, but first the Fifa expressed in their own right: the extension of the voting period was heavily criticized in the outcome ultimately changed nothing, a global accounting firms have also closely monitored the process.

Now the big favorite has won, protests will probably fail anyway, even Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said after the third place for Ribéry (1127 points, 1365 Ronaldo, Messi in 1205) left (“We are proud”). Ronaldo, meanwhile, posed for the winning photos, as he stood next World Player Nadine Angerer, broad smile was back, the tears had dried.

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