Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or claims Antoine Griezmann

Published 32 Comments

Football News

Antoine Griezmann was comfortably one of the standout players of Euro 2016, but that certainly won't come as any comfort to him after France were beaten at the hands of Portugal during Sunday's final. 

Substitute Eder proved to be the match-winner with a well-taken goal from the edge of the box, but Ronaldo, despite leaving the field of play after just 25 minutes, stole the show with his antics on the sidelines. 

Portugal's talismanic leader couldn't contain his enthusiasm and was constantly directing and shouting at his teammates. 


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

Ronaldo played a prominent role throughout and, understandably, was over the moon after his country secured their first major trophy. 

And following the game, Griezmann, who secured the Golden Boot award with six goals, suggested that Ronaldo has already won the next Ballon d'Or award. 

Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or 

As well as winning Euro 2016, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid claim Champions League silverware last term. Griezmann, then, believes the dynamic forward will once again be named the world's best player.

"For the Ballon D'Or, it is all over,” said the 25-year-old, as per

“Ronaldo won the two big competitions this season."

Amazing triumph 

It's fair to say that Portugal defied the odds to overcome their opponents, but you have to credit them for their fight and hunger throughout the 120 minutes at the Stade de France.

Following the game, Portugal boss Fernando Santos praised his 'amazing group' of players.

He stated, as per ESPN: "I've always said we're a team. I never hide my thoughts -- I always tell my players what's on my mind.

"I've always told them we've got great talent but we need to fight more than our opponents, run more than them and be more concentrated than them. We have an amazing group. They've always believed what I told them: that we could win this."

Will Cristiano Ronaldo win the Ballon d'Or? Have your say below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Real Madrid
Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal National Football Team
Manchester United
Euro 2016

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again