The editor-in-chief of “France Football” Pascal Ferré, who is also co-organizer of Ballon d´Or, was accused of lying by Ronaldo on Instagram: “Pascal Ferré lied, he used my name to advertise himself and for the newspaper he works for “
He responded to remarks by Ferré, who had claimed that Ronaldo’s main goal was to end his career with more gold balls than Messi. The Portuguese (36) has five wins, Messi, who is two years younger, now has two more.
He won “for himself and the clubs I play for,” wrote Ronaldo further. “I don’t win against anyone. The biggest goal of my career is to immortalize my name in gold letters in the history of world football. “
But the criticism of Ferré goes even further: “It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious award lies in this way, always with absolute disrespect to someone who France Football and the Ballon d’Or respected. “
Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, however, had to be content with second place. Messi was able to secure the award for the seventh time, making it the record holder. Of the Ballon d’Or is not a substitute for the world footballer’s choice. This election will continue to be organized by the world association FIFA, the freestyle will take place on January 17, 2022. Lewandowski was chosen as a world footballer for the first time in 2020. Of the Ballon d’Or, on the other hand, was not awarded last year due to the corona pandemic. From 2010 to 2015, the world footballer was awarded the Golden Ball through a cooperation between FIFA and “France Football”.