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The former AC Milan and England manager Fabio Capello has recently admitted that the Portuguese international and Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo deserved the Ballon d'Or 2016 trophy.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 20, 2016
Fabio Capello is an Italian manager and a former professional footballer who was most recently the head coach of the Russia national team has tipped the Portuguese captain to claim the Ballon d’Or 2016 trophy, especially after his Euro 2016 triumph with the Portugal national team.
Also stated that Ronaldo is not a genius like the Argentine ace Lionel Messi, but Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or 2016 as he believes that Ronaldo's achievements in 2016 make him the prime candidate to lift the Ballon d'Or award.
The 31-year-old Portuguese captain helped the Spanish giant Real Madrid win their 11th European Cup title with the winning penalty in the shootout victory over their rivals Atletico Madrid, and then he scored three goals at Euro 2016 as Portugal won their first ever major trophy.
Which make him the prime candidate to lift the Ballon d'Or award, according to Fabio Capello, but Fabio also believes that Ronaldo is not a genius like the Argentina and FC Barcelona ace Lionel Messi.
As Fabio said in an interview with Fox Sports Italia,
"He deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this season,"
"He’s the best player of Real Madrid and Portugal, he has won everything this season. He’s been scoring bags of goals and has great personality.”
"He’s not a genius like the other one [Messi], but he’s a great player. I prefer Messi, but Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or.”