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Ronaldo dismisses talk of winning another Ballon d’Or

Odiase Osayande



Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo dismissed talk about winning the Ballon d’Or after his memorable display against Lithuania.

Ronaldo made history as his four goals led European champions Portugal to a 5-1 rout of Lithuania in Tuesday’s Group B clash in Vilnius.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner became the all-time leading scorer in European Championship qualifiers after improving his tally to 25 goals, surpassing Robbie Keane.

Juventus superstar Ronaldo also took his international record to 93 goals after scoring his eighth hat-trick for Fernando Santos’ Portugal.

Ronaldo who is on the final shortlist for FIFA’s Best Men award, was asked about his chances of winning a sixth Ballon d’Or and the 34-year-old said:

“As I always say, I don’t live thinking about individual prizes.

“This is a consequence of what we collectively won. But it’s good, I won’t lie. The important thing was to help the team. I scored a goal against Serbia and four here and I’m very happy.”

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Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.


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