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Barcelona director has laughed off Cristiano Ronaldo’s claims he is “the best player in history

Posted: 16 December 2017 Time: 11:15

Barcelona director Josep Vives has laughed off Cristiano Ronaldo’s claims he is “the best player in history”, stating that title belongs solely to Lionel Messi.

Real Madris star Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time in his career, equalling the record set by Barca counterpart Messi, who was runner-up for a second successive year.

Speaking shortly after receiving the award, Ronaldo described himself as nothing short of the best footballer in the history of the game, but Vives is of a differing opinion.

"Respect to the Ballon d'Or and to Cristiano Ronaldo," said Vives. "We have always considered him a great player and a great competitor.

"But here at the Camp Nou, we can see the best player in history every 15 days, which is Messi."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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