The is chasing Ballon d’Or included – and it may be one of the closest in recent years.
Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi, Jorginho and Robert Lewandowski some names in a box.
But Cristiano Ronaldo does his own thing.
This week the Portuguese legend scored an incredible 58th career hat-trick, and this year he broke more records besides the sixth crown.
This trio – and its timing – may simply affect the vote. Ronaldoas it was in 2013, when the thenreal Madrid The striker scored a hat-trick in the match against Sweden, which helped him almost see off Messi and Franck Ribery in the vote.
“I always promised that I want more and more”, Ronaldo said after him Portugal World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
“It’s inside me, in my DNA.
“We should never be satisfied, never relax and always try to achieve what we are capable of.”
Its next challenge is to claim the award on November 29th and it will find its place alongside seven LaLiga Santander titles, five Champions Leagues, one European Championship, one League of Nations, five Ballon d’Or awards, four Golden Boots. and two FIFA The Best crowns.
“Cristiano deserves it,” he said. Sir Alex Ferguson recently.
“He’s breaking record after record this year.”
Ferguson is not wrong
Ronaldo became the Champions League’s highest scoring scorer, as well as the national team’s top scorer of all time.
However, even those numbers were surpassed in 2021, when the 36-year-old beat Pele and Josef Bikan to become the top scorer in football history.
He not only competes with himself, but that does not mean that he is slowing down.
And Ronaldo now there are only five goals left to 800 career goals.
Other records that fell to the Portuguese this year were the highest scoring in the European Championship – Ronaldo He now has 14 appearances, the highest in international appearances at 182.
He is also the only person to ever be the top scorer of the Premier League, La Liga Santander and Serie A.
Now about the next one.