Ex-Brazil international, Ronaldo Luís Nazário, has said that Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year following his “incredible” and “unthinkable” goal-scoring streak.
The Portuguese player, who won the award in 2008 and 2013, has been shortlisted again for this year’s prize along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Ronaldo said: “I believe it is more than clear that this year Cristiano will win again. What he is doing is incredible. His numbers were unthinkable in my time. He deserves it.”