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Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or, says Real president

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said that he believes it would be an “injustice” if Cristiano Ronaldo fails to win the 2012 Ballon d’Or, according to Goal.com.

Ronaldo has made it into the final shortlist alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Bayern’s Franck Ribery.

The Portuguese star had reportedly made an initial decision to not attend the ceremony altogether after his two opponents were given better write-ups by FIFA on the official website.

However, the 28-year-old has decided to go back on his initial decision, increasing speculation that he is well on his way to receiving the award that Perez believes he completely deserves.

“I am convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or, otherwise it would be an injustice," Perez told journalists at the club’s Christmas dinner.

"Everyone knows he is the best player in the world and he's had an amazing year,” he then added.

Ronaldo has scored a phenomenal 68 goals for club and country so far this year, and has another three games to add to that before the end of 2013.

On top of this, he is just one goal away from surpassing the Portuguese international goal-scoring record of 47 currently held by former Paris-Saint Germain striker Pauleta.

In April of this year, Ronaldo became the first player in Real’s history to score over 30 goals for three consecutive seasons, and has already found the net a total of 19 times already this campaign.

Lionel Messi has pipped Ronaldo to the post in the past two years, but this time round we could, and should, expect a different result if Perez is to be believed.


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