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Cristiano Ronaldo must win the Ballon d'Or

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If there is one player who deserves the Ballon d'Or this year, it has to be Cristiano Ronaldo. 

He has been second best to Lionel Messi since 2009 and everything he has tried has been topped by the little Argentinian.

However, this year the footballing world has realised that there has to be time for a change and this year it looks like Ronaldo is going to be the victor of the most prestigious, individual trophy for a player in football. 

Ronaldo won his one and only Ballon d'Or back in 2008 and ever since Messi has won it every year.

Ronaldo has been in scintillating form this season, but to be honest he is never not in scintillating form. Ronaldo has scored 226 goals in 217 games in his Real Madrid career which started in the summer of 2009 after his then, world record transfer £80 million from Manchester United. 

Nobody thought Ronaldo could get any better at Madrid after being so, so successful with United but he proved everyone wrong and has become one half of one of the most disputed cases in the footballing world; Messi or Ronaldo? 

Ronaldo is up for this year's Ballon d'Or against of course, Messi and another outstanding player, Franck Ribery.

Ribery is an amazing player and probably the best in his position if you count Ronaldo as a striker.

However, Ribery is up against it at the moment for the Ballon d'Or given he has to compete with two of the greatest footballers to play the game.

A Bayern Munich player had to be up for the award this year and had to make it in to the top three given how successful the German giants were last season and they still are under new manager, Pep Guardiola. 

But for me, Ronaldo has to win the award.

He has been awesome and since Messi is out until mid-January, he has a chance to make his mark as the best player in the world.

His finishing, leadership and he's an aerial threat. Ronaldo is just the all-round player that every club would want. He is brilliant at everything a player in the positions he plays, needs. 

Ronaldo will end 2013 without silverware, but has started the current campaign in the form of his life for club and country, scoring a total of 28 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal.

On goal.com, they put up a poll for who they thought will win the Ballon d'Or. 71% believe this is Ronaldo's year to win his second of the award. 

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