I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Lionel Messi: Ronaldo

Last Updated: Sep 18 2019 13:07
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FOOTBALL- Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo believes he deserves to win more Ballon d’Or awards than his Argentina rival Lionel Messi.

Both Ronaldo and Messi have five Ballon d’Or awards each.

"I would love [more], and I think I deserve it," the Juventus forward told ITV's Piers Morgan in an interview for Good Morning Britain show.

The 34-year-old said, "Messi's in the history of football - but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him.”

"I'm sure I'm in the history of football for what I have done and what I'm continuing to do, but one of the best players in history," the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star added.

"For me, the number one in history, but for some fans, if the number one is another one and I'm second, it doesn't matter. I know I'm in the history of football as one of the greatest ever.”

Ronaldo reiterated that he shares a good bond with Messi but the two are not friends.