Notice: Undefined index: F1l3 in /home/alcoholf/public_html/destinationsoccer.com/wp-includes/rest-api/class-wp-rest-response.php on line 2
Ballon d’Or 2016: A Case for Cristiano Ronaldo

Ballon d’Or 2016: A Case for Cristiano Ronaldo

http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/67/590x/cristiano-ronaldo-553820.jpg

Barring a miraculous performance from a player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half of the 2015/16 season, the 2016 Ballon d’Or is set to be a battle between the Argentine and the Portuguese.

For most people, Messi is the overwhelming favourite to land his unprecedented fifth Ballon d’Or come January 2016, as he played one of the most remarkable seasons of his illustrious career and helped Barcelona win a treble of the Spanish league title, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. He was also the best player on the Argentina national team and captained them to the final of the Copa America held in Chile earlier this summer.

However, for all of Messi’s brilliance, Ronaldo didn’t have a bad year either. And counting him out for a third consecutive Ballon d’Or will be a mistake.

Ronaldo ended his league season with a sensational haul of 48 league goals – a tally that won him the European Golden Shoe for being the top goalscorer in any European league over the course of the 2015/16 season. Not just scoring, he was equally effective at setting up chances for his team-mates and ended up with an assist tally of 16 in the league alone.

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article10228001.ece/alternates/w620/Ronaldo.jpg

In the Champions League, the Portuguese marksman began from where he left off in the 2014/15 season and finished as joint top scorer in the elite European competition, tied with Messi and Neymar.

It is worth noting that Ronaldo played a game fewer than his Barcelona rivals, who contested the final against Juventus in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium in June.

Ronaldo also ended up with four assists in the Champions League, only one fewer than the tournament’s leading assist maker Andres Iniesta. The 30-year-old’s performance for Real Madrid over the course of last season gives a clear indication of his centrality to their fortunes.

The former Manchester United player has played only two games for the Portugal national team this year. The first of which was a 2-1 win over Serbia in a 2016 European Championship qualifier.

The second match was against Armenia in another 2016 Euro qualifier. And the relative minnows took a lead in the 14th minute courtesy of a strike from Marcos Pinheiro Pizzelli, but then Ronaldo took the matters into his own hands and notched up a quick-fire hat-trick to put the match beyond Armenia’s reach. Sargis Hovsepyan’s side scored again in the 72nd minute, but Ronaldo had done enough to secure his team a valuable three points as they bid to qualify for France 2016.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02623/cristiano-ronaldo_2623776b.jpg

It cannot be denied that Ronaldo’s individual brilliance couldn’t inspire Los Blancos to any major trophies last season, but it is also undeniable that without his heroics they would have struggled to give Barcelona the scare that they gave and the destination of the league title would have been decided far earlier than the eventual 37th week that it went until. Real Madrid also wouldn’t have reached the semi-final of the Champions League without his goals and assists.

Even then, isn’t Ballon d’Or an individual honour and didn’t Ronaldo have one of the best seasons of his career? There is no reason why he shouldn’t be a worthy contender for the top individual honour in the coming year.

Comments

  1. It’s onerous to seek out educated people on this matter, however you sound like you already know what you’re speaking about! Thanks

  2. I was pretty pleased to locate this internet site. I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I undoubtedly enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  3. As a Newbie, I am constantly searching online for articles that can be of assistance to me. Thank you

  4. Hello, you used to write great, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

  5. Hey there! I’ve been following your weblog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

  6. Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this web site.

  7. how can u place u’re own pics to get the background? also how do u put music?.

  8. Is it safe?. Safer than web sites?. Can you use myspace layouts for it?. How aged do you how to be to have one?.. Please answer as much as possible. Thanks: ].

  9. Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Thank you

  10. Very well written article. It will be useful to anyone who usess it, including me. Keep up the good work – can’r wait to read more posts.

  11. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to read, however I really thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you would repair should you werent too busy searching for attention.

  12. Hey, you used to write excellent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings. Past few posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  13. Thank you for some other informative web site. The place else could I get that kind of info written in such a perfect means? I have a undertaking that I am just now running on, and I have been at the look out for such information.

  14. Thank you for another excellent article. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information.

  15. You need to take portion in a contest for one of many best blogs on the internet. I will advocate this internet site!

  16. What i do not realize is in reality how you are no longer actually much more well-liked than you might be right now. You’re so intelligent. You realize thus significantly on the subject of this subject, made me for my part consider it from numerous various angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be fascinated until it’s something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. All the time deal with it up!

  17. I was very pleased to find this web-site. I wanted to thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I unquestionably enjoying every single small bit of it and I’ve you bookmarked to check out new stuff you weblog post.

  18. I do love the way you have presented this specific issue and it does give us a lot of fodder for thought. On the other hand, because of everything that I have experienced, I really hope as the actual responses stack on that individuals keep on point and not start on a soap box associated with the news du jour. Anyway, thank you for this exceptional point and even though I do not agree with the idea in totality, I value the perspective.

  19. Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful information specially the last phase 🙂 I maintain such information a lot. I was looking for this certain info for a very lengthy time. Thank you and best of luck.

  20. Good website! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  21. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  22. Thank you for your whole effort on this website. Ellie loves engaging in internet research and it’s obvious why. Most of us learn all regarding the lively method you present helpful items on this blog and as well attract participation from website visitors about this article plus our favorite girl is certainly learning a whole lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You have been carrying out a remarkable job.

  23. yfNQZn Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  24. 7KCFQf Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article and the rest of the site is also really good.

  25. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i am happy to convey that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to don’t forget this website and give it a look regularly.

  26. There is obviously a bundle to realize about this. I believe you made certain good points in features also.

  27. magnificent post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other experts of this sector do not understand this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

  28. Enjoyed every bit of your article post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  29. Simply desire to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post is just great and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  30. R2QRBU I really liked your blog article.Thanks Again. Will read on

  31. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  32. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉
    I am going to return once again since i have book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may
    you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  33. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to
    assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog
    posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your feeds
    and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  34. Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a
    few months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods
    to stop hackers?

  35. Everyone loves it when folks come together and share opinions.
    Great blog, stick with it!

  36. 704488 644122A genuinely intriguing examine, I could not concur entirely, but you do make some really valid points. 244865

  37. 234797 188801Howdy! I just want to give an enormous thumbs up for the wonderful data you may have here on this post. I will likely be coming back to your weblog for far more soon. 11236

  38. Hi there, You’ve done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally
    suggest to my friends. I’m confident they’ll
    be benefited from this website.

  39. After looking into a number of the blog articles on your website,
    I truly like your way of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future.
    Take a look at my website too and tell me what you think.

  40. Appreciating the time and energy you put into your site and in depth information you provide.
    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material.
    Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  41. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  42. Hey there great website! Does running a blog such as this take a massive amount
    work? I have absolutely no knowledge of coding however I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
    Anyway, should you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please
    share. I know this is off subject nevertheless I
    just needed to ask. Many thanks!

  43. It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this site and
    reading the views of all friends on the topic of this piece of
    writing, while I am also eager of getting experience.

  44. Wow! In the end I got a weblog from where I know how to in fact obtain useful
    data regarding my study and knowledge.

  45. Howdy outstanding blog! Does running a blog like this require a large amount of work?
    I’ve very little knowledge of coding however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.
    I know this is off topic however I just had to ask.

    Thanks!

  46. hi!,I like your writing so a lot! percentage we be in contact
    more about your post on AOL? I need a specialist on this area to solve
    my problem. May be that is you! Having a look forward to peer you.

  47. Nice post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m inspired!
    Very useful information particularly the final phase :
    ) I care for such information much. I was seeking this particular information for a very lengthy time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  48. 853306 621933Id always want to be update on new blog posts on this web site , bookmarked ! . 126510

  49. You are so cool! I do not think I have read through something like that before. So nice to find someone with a few genuine thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with some originality!

Trackbacks

  1. […] at times with Rafael Benitez. On a more positive note, Portugal did qualify for Euro 2016 with Ronaldo as ever playing an important part with 3 goals in 5 international games in […]

Speak Your Mind

*