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Ronaldo comes 3rd in Ballon d'Or

Pin Ronaldo came 3rd in the Ballon d'Or. Twitter/FranceFootball
Ronaldo came 3rd in the Ballon d'Or. Twitter/FranceFootball

Ronaldo comes 3rd in Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo has come 3rd in the Ballon d'Or. It is the 2nd year in a row that he hasn't won the award and was beaten to 2nd place by Virgil Van Dijk. Lionel Messi won the award for a record-breaking 6th time.

At the ceremony on Monday, Ronaldo was announced as the third-best player in 2019. The Portuguese had a great year which was topped off with the UEFA Nations League win against the Netherlands, however it wasn't enough to win the prestigious trophy.

Ronaldo has been a standout player for Juventus and Portugal this year. He scored his 99th goal for his country while also winning the Serie A with Juventus on his maiden season there. He also got a hat-trick against his arch-nemesis Atlético when Juve turned the tie on its head.

Ronaldo missed out last year too to Luka Modric. He has previously won it on 5 occasions, with 4 of them being when he was at Real Madrid.

Messi won the award for the first time since 2015, as well as being given 'The Best' award this year.

So far this season Ronaldo has scored 6 league goals and 1 in the Champions League.

Aidan Shearer

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