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If there wasn’t a football mafia, my son would have more international trophies: Ronaldo’s mother

Despite many trophies to Ronaldo’s name, Aveiro opinionated that the football authorities have not been fair to Ronaldo.

SNS | New Delhi |

Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro has in a recent interview claimed that her son Cristiano Ronaldo would have won more international trophies like the Ballon d’Or if the football mafia was not there. Aveiro also went on to state that if Ronaldo was English or Spanish, he would have been treated in a better way by football authorities.

Ronaldo’s mother made these claims in an interaction with a with a Portuguese TV channel as reported by Marca. Ronaldo has won as many as five Ballon d’Or titles so far- the joint most by any other player in the history of the game. He has been shortlisted for this year’s award as well along with the likes of Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.

Despite many such trophies to Ronaldo’s name, Aveiro opinionated that the football authorities have not been fair to Ronaldo. Interestingly though, the former Real Madrid star has never gone on record making such a claim.

“If there wasn’t a football mafia, my son would have more [individual] international trophies,” she told a Portuguese TV channel. If he was Spanish or English, they wouldn’t have done what they did.”

There is still no clarity if at all there is any truth in her claims.