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Ronaldo deserves to win Ballon d'Or, says Portugal coach

IANS  |  Lisbon 

Portugal's team head coach reiterated on Thursday that his forward and superstar is worthy of being awarded the 2018 trophy.

Santos' remarks came during his press conference to announce Portugal's roster for the upcoming international play, from which was excluded for the third time since the end of the team's World Cup campaign, reports

The and the Portuguese soccer federation agreed to rest "CR7" (Ronaldo's number) from the national team's duties in October and November.

"The only thing I think about is that he deserves to win the Ballon d'Or," Santos said.

The 53rd annual award ceremony of Ballon d'Or, organised by the French magazine France Football, is scheduled to be held in on December 3.

Ronaldo has won five Golden Balls; one in 2008, while he was a Manchester United player, and in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, as a Real Madrid

Ronaldo and are the two players with the most Ballon d'Ors, each having won the honour five times.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:28 IST