Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were Manchester United’s only representatives for the 2021 Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo placed sixth and Fernandes placed 21st in the award while Lionel Messi took the honor for the seventh time.
Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Ors in his career and only Paris Saint-Germain’s Messi had won more with six before tonight, but the former Barcelona star has now extended his lead over Ronaldo for the prestigious personal honor .
With Ronaldo, 36, firmly in the fall of his career, there were doubts about his effectiveness in the Premier League, however, he has since adamantly silenced those criticisms this season by scoring 10 goals in 16 games in all competitions. .
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The striker was the bright spark in an otherwise disappointing campaign for United and he scored decisive goals.
Although Fernandes has always been United’s best player since joining Sporting Libson in January last year, the midfielder has underperformed for his high standards this quarter, although he is not the only player of the club to be guilty of it.
His ranking of 21st in the Ballon d’Or standings is probably a fair reflection of his quality over the past calendar year.
Robert Lewandowski finished second for the award while Mohamed Salah finished third in the vote.
Complete classification of the Ballon d’Or
1) Lionel Messi
2) Robert Lewandowski
4) Karim Benzema
5) N’Golo Kanté
6) Cristiano Ronaldo
7) Mohamed Salah
8) Kevin De Bruyne
9) Kylian Mbappé
10) Gianluigi Donnarumma
11) Erling Haaland
12) Romelu Lukaku
13) Giorgio Chiellini
14) Léonard Bonucci
15) Raheem Sterling
17) Luis Suárez
18) Simon Kjaer
19) Mount mason
20) Riyad Mahrez
21) Bruno Fernandes
22) Lautaro Martinez
23) Harry Kane
25) Phil Foden
= 26) Nicolo Barella, Ruben Dias and Gérard Moreno
= 29) Luka Modric and César Azpilicueta