Real Madrid legend Ronaldo: Forced out against my will

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Lionel Messi Man Utd

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Lionel Messi Man Utd

While Lionel Messi has won one more Ballon d'Or award than Ronaldo, should Ronaldo win the Champions League against Juventus, it will be very hard to argue against the Portuguese superstar being crowned Ballon d'Or victor for the 5 time in 2017.

"This year I would choose Cristiano Ronaldo to win it", Ronaldo, a three-time recipient of football's highest individual honour, was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.

Messi and Ronaldo have enjoyed another standout year in 2016-17, with the latter having one more fixture to take in. "When it comes to football because he has everything, he uses both feet, scores goals, great in the air and rarely gets injured".

Both continue to set a remarkable standard and World Cup victor Ronaldo acknowledges that separating the two in any debate regarding who is the greatest is a thankless task.

Portugal star Ronaldo is vying with legendary Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for the Ballon d'Or and Varane was effusive in his praise for both players.

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Lionel Messi Man Utd
GETTYCristiano Ronaldo has dominated world football with both Real Madrid and Manchester United

Alex Sandro calls Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo "a great player" but warns that Juventus "have to worry about everyone".

RONALDO NEVER WANTED to leave Real Madrid but felt he was forced out after a series of rows with Fabio Capello over the Brazilian's weight. I started to have a lot of problems with Capello. I could be 100g over my target weight and I'd be out of the team.

"I hope he has more children, he wants to be a father again, now that Cristiano has money, he can raise more children as well", she added.

"I am tolerant, I want to understand other points of view. It's about what you actually do, and he didn't see what I actually did, what I could contribute, as the be all and end all".

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