Ballon d’Or Why Cristiano Ronaldo failed to make 2023 nominees
Ballon d’Or Why Cristiano Ronaldo failed to make 2023 nominees – Al Nassr striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is conspicuously missing on the final list of nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.
Ronaldo’s eternal rival, Lionel Messi is widely expected to pick up his record-extending eighth title on Monday night. Messi will now have three more than Ronaldo, who left European football this year for the Middle East.
The chief editor of France Football, Vincent Garcia, has now revealed why the 38-year-old was not nominated.
“Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence was not a topic of discussion within the committee,” Garcia told (via Sports Brief).
“He did not shine in the World Cup and played in a tournament with less visibility, yet he is still a great player.”