20.07.2019 » Ronaldo can possibly win a record sixth Ballon d'Or this year
When it comes to the biggest individual prize in the world of football – the Ballon d'Or – the name of Cristiano Ronaldo has to be mentioned through and through. The great Ronaldo and his rival Lionel Messi have dominated the golden award for an entire decade, both winning five times each. After signing for Juventus in the summer of 2018, many speculated if the Portuguese superstar could match his success in Italy, the way he did at Spain and England. Some may have even gambled on casinos like GClub, as everyone was anxious to see how Ronaldo would do in his first season in Italy. But no challenge is too difficult for this beast, as Ronaldo did exactly that to put himself in the race for a record sixth Ballon d'Or.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Leaving his mark in Juventus
His success with Portugal could be the key to win another Ballon d'Or
The former Manchester United forward was able to win the Serie A and the Italian Supercup with the Old Lady last term, and bagged 28 goals for his club in all competitions. The record he broke while winning such achievements was of being the first player to lift 3 big league titles in 3 different countries.
To add more, Ronaldo went on to captain his national side Portugal and win the first-ever UEFA Nations League triumph on home soil, after victories against the Netherlands and Switzerland.
And, let's not forget the super hat-trick displayed against the Swiss in the semi-final, the exact time when his country needed him the most. Such a world-class performance guided him to break another record of making Ronaldo the first player to score a hat-trick in all top-tier international tournaments such as the World Cup, European championship, Confederation Cup and the latest UEFA Nations League.
The massive impact and change the Portuguese brought to Italy was something that only such a gigantic player can do. Signing for Juventus has been good for him and the Italian giants, but the entire league and the country itself are massively recognised as the forward brought attention from the entire globe that follow the Serie A.
It's going to be a tight race...
Cristiano Ronaldo helped Juventus win their eighth consecutive league title and thanks to his world-class performances every week, he was named the Serie A Player of the Year.
The UEFA Champions League quarter-final exit against Ajax was something that was a set-back, but everybody remembers the magical night the sharpshooter provided when he scored the ultimate comeback with a stunning hat-trick against old-nemesis Atletico Madrid in the last-16 tie. He single-handedly took the Turin side to the quarter-finals in the first place. Also, Ronaldo netted all of the Bianconeri's knockout goals.
Players such as Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and probably, Sadio Mane are in the race for the golden ball, but if Ronaldo makes a jump-start and starts the upcoming 2019/20 season strongly, he will mark his name and lead the charts to win a record sixth Ballon d'Or in the history of football.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus is a pre-season friendly for the International Champions Cup on July 21 of 2019, against Tottenham Hotspur. You can watch Juventus vs Tottenham, Real Madrid vs Arsenal, Barcelona vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Sevilla, Kitchee SC vs Manchester City, and Bayern Munich vs AC Milan, all matches provided from our streaming live game pages.
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Juventus vs Spurs kick-off time (21-07-2019):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 19:30
Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 18:30
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 17:00
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 13:30
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 13:30
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 12:30
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 08:30
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 07:30
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 04:30
Sources: ronaldo7.net / tribuna.com / cbssports.com / aa.com.tr