- Ballon d'Or 2019 award saw Lionel Messi beating Cristiano Ronaldo to win it
- Ronaldo even came third on the table as Virgil Van Dijk finished second
- Jorge Mendes who is Ronaldo's agent said the Portuguese is the best in history
Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has defended his client calling him the best footballer in history despite losing the 2019 Ballon d'Or award to biggest rival Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi on Monday night, December 2, in Paris won his sixth Ballon d'Or award in which Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk came second as Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed the ceremony.
The Portugal international instead picked up the 2018-19 Serie A Player of the Year award at an event in Milan.
And while speaking after Ronaldo was named the Serie A Player for last season, Jorge Mendes stated that the former Real Madrid star is the best in football history.
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''Cristiano is the best player in history, and you know it,'' Mendes said at the Gran Gala del Calcio event in Milan
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has made an indifferent start to the new season at Juventus with seven goals and two assists across all competitions for the Old Lady.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi sent Cristiano Ronaldo and his rivals a fiery warning after being crowned the 2019 Ballon d'Or winner for a record sixth time.
Messi claimed the enviable individual award ahead of Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and arch-rival Ronaldo both who finished second and third respectively.
The triumph in Paris, France, on Monday night, December 2, now takes Messi one ahead of Ronaldo, leaving the Barcelona superstar the outright record-breaker.
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