In 2019, it was the Argentine legend who finished ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo on the field. But when it comes to off the field antics, it is Ronaldo who is still the king.
The Senegalese star was in brilliant form last season as he aided the Reds to lift their UEFA Champions League title.
If this indeed happens, this will be the second year in a row that Ronaldo will be absent from the prestigious award ceremony.
Luka Modric had last year brought an end to the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly on the Ballon d’Or award, will the trend continue or will it be one among the duo again?
Despite many trophies to Ronaldo’s name, Aveiro opinionated that the football authorities have not been fair to Ronaldo.
Ronaldo also went on to reveal his future plan.
The interviewer also asked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner what was it that was hurting him so much and made him upset.
Notably, Vinicius featured for the first time in Brazilian colours in his team’s 1-0 defeat to Peru. This was Brazil’s first defeat after the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Ronaldo had changed bases to Italian heavyweights Juventus last season and even went on to win the Serie A season with them. He also ensured that Juventus lift the Italian Super Cup.