Cristiano Ronaldo lost, even humbly lost at the 2019 European Golden Ball award gala when only ranked third, after Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.
This defeat was actually heralded after CR7 spent the Champions League elimination season in the quarter-finals with poor results at the awards ceremony of “UEFA Best Player of the Year” and FIFA The Best.
But the complete failure of Ronaldo against Messi still makes everyone forced to ask the question: Since when has Ronaldo fallen too deeply compared to Barca’s No. 10?
Lost the launch pad of Real Madrid fame
Is it random or not that the results of the first season did not play completely for Real Madrid that Ronaldo was knocked out of the Top 2 European Golden Ball? The answer is no if you look back at Real Madrid and compare it to Ronaldo’s new stop, Juventus.
In nine years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo only once jumped out of the Top 2. It is the story of 2010, when CR7 fell to 6th place in the golden race after the failure season with Real (eliminated from 1/8 Champions League) and Portugal (eliminated from 1/8 World Cup).
After the start of the season, the years Ronalso compared Messi fiercely with consecutive records were destroyed. It was also the time when Real got up to confront Barca on and off the pitch.
Ronaldo won 4 out of 5 Golden Balls during his time at Real Madrid.
Before Ronaldo went to Real, Los Blancos spent a long time weaker than Barca not only on the pitch but also at the commercial value. Barca with Ronaldinho, Deco, Eto’o or later Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry is an attractive image destination, instead of Realized by the Netherlands at the hands of Ramon Calderon.
Real needs more than one symbol to confront Barca with Messi. And Ronaldo was brought back from MU, Kaka also appeared from AC Milan. Real bought both European Golden Balles for the Bernabeu in an attempt to knock Messi down. But only Ronaldo shines. And that is how CR7 was chosen to become because of the number one stars of Los Blancos.
For nearly 10 years, Ronaldo has received the full support of Real Madrid to become the number one symbol of the team in terms of images from both on and off the pitch. The reputation of the team with the highest commercial value in the world is the perfect tool when combined with the talent and reputation of CR7.