Cristiano Ronaldo suffers Ballon d'Or snub as he is ranked outside the top 3 best players

Cristiano Ronaldo suffers Ballon d'Or snub as he is ranked outside the top 3 best players

- Cristiano Ronaldo is currently playing for Juventus in the Italian Serie A

- The Portuguese was overlooked for the 2020 Ballon d'Or award

- Robert Lewandowski was voted as the best player even though the ceremony did not hold

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An unofficial report has stated that Portugal international and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo finished as fifth-best in the 2020 Ballon d'Or awards even though the gala night was cancelled.

French Magazine who are the organizers of the Ballon d'Or decided not to hold the event gala night for the year 2020 due to the problems COVID-19 brought to the whole world.

For almost three months, football League games were suspended in virtually all Europe and also in many parts of the world due to Coronavirus.

In countries like France and Nigeria, the entire 2020 League was cancelled, but in Spain and England, the later concluded the season.

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During his campaign last year for club and country, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 41 goals and also 8 assists which was an incredible record for the Portuguese.

According to the report on Ronaldo.com, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski would have been named as 2020 Ballon d'Or winner if the ceremony was not cancelled by COVID-19.

See how players were voted for

1. Robert Lewandowski with 561 points

2. Kevin De Bruyne with 120 points

3. Sadio Mane with 113 points

4. Lionel Messi with 101 points

5. Cristiano Ronaldo with 98 points

6. Manuel Neuer with 69 points

7. Virgil Van Dijk with 67 points

8. Kylian Mbappe with 64 points

9. Joshua Kimmich with 59 points

10. Neymar with 48 points

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus star, reportedly overlooked for 2020 Balon d'Or. Photo by Nicolò Campo
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo fired Juventus to a 2-1 victory over Inter Milan in the first leg of their Coppa Italia clash.

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The superstar who has clocked 36 grabbed his first from the spot in the 26th minute while his second came as a gift after a communication breakdown between Samir Handanovic and one of his defenders.

This, however, puts the Old Lady at an advantage to progress to the next round as they hold a two away goals lead ahead of the second leg scheduled for Tuesday, February 9.

Ronaldo has now scored 22 times and assisted three other goals in 23 appearances across all competitions this campaign. Stats also show that he has scored eight braces this term.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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