Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed the Ballon d’Or 2019 ceremony and preferred attending the Serie A bash wherein he was awarded the Best Player of the Tournament. But, here’s a strange incident that has been reported in the few sections of the media. It has been widely reported that CR7 waited in his car until he was announced the winner of the award. This obviously delayed the proceedings and left the people baffled. Meanwhile, his contemporary Lionel Messi picked up the sixth Ballon d’Or of his career. Cristiano Ronaldo Named Best Player in Serie A, CR7 Takes Pride in Collecting the Honour.
An on-looker narrated the incident and said, "Cristiano Ronaldo waited in his car for the moment in which he had to be awarded MVP Serie A award! Then when the time came, he finally got out to enter the theatre, while his bodyguards pointed torchlights to cameras!" He reached the awards late when his name was announced. The Juventus star was on the stage to collect the gong and even announced about receiving the honour on his social media account.
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Per me è un orgoglio essere il miglior giocatore della Serie A. Ringrazio i miei compagni della Juve e tutti i giocatori che mi hanno votato. Lo scorso è stato il mio primo anno in Italia, un campionato difficile però sono molto contento. E voglio far sì che quest'anno sia uguale allo scorso.
“It is a proud moment to win this award. I want to thank my Juventus team-mates. It was my first year in Serie A, a difficult league, and I am very happy. Thank you for voting for me. I will now try to repeat what I've done over the next year,” he said after receiving the award. Talking about the Ballon d'Or 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo stood third behind Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.