Cristiano Ronaldo was beaten to the award by former team-mate Luka Modric

Cristiano Ronaldo was beaten to the award by former team-mate Luka Modric

Cristiano Ronaldo says he was disappointed not to win the Ballon d’Or and maintained that the”numbers don’t lie” after being crushed into the award by Luka Modric.

The 33-year-old, that joined Juventus in the summer for a charge in the area of 105m, ended second in the voting supporting his former Real Madrid team-mate.

Ronaldo has won the award five times the very same as Barcelona Lionel Messi forward, and picked up the trophy in 2016 and 2017.

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer

Ronaldo left Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer

\However, Modric was named the winner of that year after helping Real Madrid win guiding Croatia to the World Cup closing in the summer and the Champions League last year, however, Ronaldo believes that he deserved to win it now to get a time.

“Obviously I am disappointed, but life continues on and I will continue to work hard,” he told the Italian press.

Luka Modric won the 2018 men's Ballon d'Or award

Luka Modric won the 2018 guys’s Ballon d’Or award

“On the pitch I have done every thing to win the Ballon d’Or, numbers don’t lie, but I’m no less happy if I don’t win, I have great friends and a familyI play in one of the greatest clubs.

“Congratulations to Modric, that has made the awardwinning, but next year we will meet again and that I shall do whatever to win the decoration.

“Do you believe I am going home and crying?”

Modric also obtained the top men’s player trophy at the FIFA Greatest awards at September.

Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in all competitions this year for Juventus, bringing his career total.