Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I am the best player in history'

After winning his fifth Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo has called himself the best footballer in history.

By winning the 2017 Ballon d'Or, Ronaldo has equalled Messi's tally of five Ballon d'Ors

Cristiano Ronaldo has labeled himself the "best player in history" after winning the Ballon d'Or for a record-tying fifth time.

The Real Madrid superstar beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prestigious individual honor, which was presented at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Thursday.

That win brings him level with Messi as the most successful player in the history of the award, but Ronaldo sees himself as being a cut above.

Not only does he consider himself to be better than all current professionals, the Portuguese also believes he is of a higher standard than every player to come before him as well.


"I am the best player in history, both in good moments and the bad moments," the 32-year-old told France Football.

"I respect everyone's opinions, but I haven't ever seen anyone who is better than me. I've always thought this.No player can do the things that I can. There isn't a player more complete than me. I play well with either foot, I'm quick, powerful, good with my head, I score goals, I assist goals," Ronaldo added.


"There are people who prefer Neymar or Messi. But I'll tell you; there is no player more complete than I am. No one's won as many individual trophies as I have, and I'm not just speaking about the Ballon d'Or. That speaks, doesn't it?"

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