Nacho Fernandez believes Cristiano Ronaldo winning the Ballon d'Or would be a major boost for Real Madrid
Posted: 7 December 2017 Time: 14:27
Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez believes Cristiano Ronaldo winning the 2017 Ballon d’Or would come as a major boost to the club’s campaign.
The Portugal international is aiming to draw level with Lionel Messi’s record of winning the award for a fifth time, with the announcement to take place this evening at 20:45 SA local time.
And Nacho, whose Madrid side find themselves eight points off the pace of Messi’s Barcelona at the top of La Liga, is hoping a win for Ronaldo can have a ripple effect on the team’s form.
"He became the first player to score in every [UEFA Champions League] group game so we are happy for him," the defender said.
"Hopefully he'll get another Ballon d'Or so let's hope he wins it. Everything related to Cristiano winning Ballons d'Or mean the team is doing very well.
"Let's hope he gets more of them and that's positive for everyone."