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Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses ‘lies’ over Ballon d’Or


Cristiano Ronaldo speaks to the media.

Gulf Today Report

Football great and Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to Pascal Ferre, editor-in-chief of the French magazine "France Football", the founder of the Ballon d'Or, for calling him a "liar" after declaring last week that Ronaldo’s ambition is to win more golden balls than his historical rival Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account, “I would like to talk about the statements of Pascal Ferre, in which he said that my only ambition is to end my football career with more Golden Balls than Lionel Messi, and that's a lie.”

Ronaldo continued, “Pascal Ferre has used my name to promote himself and the position in which he works. It is unacceptable that the person entrusted with awarding such a prestigious award should fall into absolute contempt for someone who has always respected French football and the Ballon d'Or.  And he still lied today to justify my absence at the ceremony."

Ronaldo said, "I congratulate those who win, support sport and the fair play that were the face of my career from the start, and I do it because I never oppose anyone, I always win for myself and for the clubs I represent, I win for myself and for those who want me big, I never win against anyone.”

Ronaldo also said, “The biggest ambition in my career, it is to win local and international titles for clubs that I represent as well as for my country.

"The biggest ambition of my career is to be a role model for anyone who wants to become professional players...

“The biggest ambition in my career is to leave my name written in golden letters in the history of world football.”

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