Cristiano Ronaldo deserved Ballon d`Or: Jose Mourinho
Madrid: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes that Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win the 2012 Ballon d`Or earlier this year ahead of Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona star picked up the award for the fourth straight year, but the former Inter boss feels that his charge`s exploits in La Liga should have seen him pip his rival.
"Cristiano should have won the award to the best player in the world," he said.
"He was champion in La Liga, he was decisive in the league with all the records."
Messi broke Gerd Muller`s 40-year strong record of 85 goals for club and country in a calendar year to win the award, but only won the Copa del Rey as Barca surrendered their Spanish and European crowns.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, scored 46 goals in 38 Liga appearances as Madrid became the first team to record a tally of 100 points, netting a record 121 times in the process.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across LoC: Watch DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh's PC
- Indian Army targets terror camps across LoC; Pak PM Sharif condemns
- Pak forces will teach Zee News what real surgical strike is: Hafiz Saeed
- 7 terror camps destroyed by Indian Army in surgical strikes
- DNA: Indian Army carries out surgical strikes across LoC
- Hafiz Saeed threatens Zee News, says Pak forces will teach what real surgical strikes are
- What is surgical strike and how it is conducted - MUST KNOW for every Indian
- Pak postpones SAARC Summit after five member states pull out of conference: As it happened
- SALUTE! Brave Indian army commandos give befitting reply to Pak-sponsored terrorists
- Surgical strikes across LoC in Pakistan were filmed, videos kept as proof