Cristiano Ronaldo is not expected to win the 2019 Ballon D'Or but it will become a huge surprise if he scoops his sixth award.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk are favourites to win to earn the accolade following their performances for club and country last season.
But there are still enough reason for Ronaldo to win the award despite not living up to the billing in terms of goals scored and trophies won last season.
Here are three reasons Ronaldo deserves to win the 2019 Ballon D'Or
1. Brilliant Performance for Juventus
Despite joining Juventus from Real Madrid after nine years at the Spanish club, Ronaldo blended into the difficult Serie A league.
The 34-year-old scored 21 league goals and provided eight assists in 31 appearances in Juve's title-winning campaign in the 2018-19 season and won the best player in Serie A.
Overall, Ronaldo scored 28 goals and 10 assists for Juventus in 43 appearances across all competitions, to wrap off another prolific season.
2. Domestic trophies
Ronaldo won two domestic titles with Juventus, helping the Bianconeri win their eighth consecutive Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup.
The Portuguese talisman scored the only goal of the match in the final against AC Milan in the Super Cup, adding to his trophy haul.
3. The UEFA Nations League
The maiden edition of the competition was won by Portugal and Ronaldo was instrumental to the Selecao's success.
He scored an emphatic hat-trick against Switzerland in the semi-finals earned him the award for the most valuable player.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Barcelona players will never forget the night they threw away a three-goal first-leg lead at Anfield and lost 4-0 to Liverpool in last season's Champions League semi-finals.
A new documentary released by Rakuten showed the behind the scenes of the disappointing moment in Barca's dressing room.
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