2013 Ballon D’Or: If I could, I’d vote for myself – Christiano Ronaldo

If someone like Lionel Messi thinks that, given the opportunity to vote for the next Ballon D’Or, he will be voting for his Barcelona and Argentine team mates, as far as Cristiano Ronaldo is concerned, if he is given a chance, he will vote for himself to win the next Ballon D’Or.

National team captains are among those who are eligible to cast their vote, but, unfortunately for the 27-year-old, he does not have that privilege.

In an interview with France Football, Ronaldo said “If I could, I’d vote for myself… I am what I am and I’m happy with that. Being too humble isn’t good. In Portugal we say that too much humility is vanity.” The Real Madrid forward, also used the opportunity to reiterate that his “sadness” at Real Madrid, did not have financial causes.

To buttress this, he says, “I play for the passion of football, and for the love of the teams I represent. If I was playing for money, I’d be at another club… All players love it when teams like Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United or Chelsea dream about them, but that’s not in my thoughts.”