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

Cristiano Ronaldo was Crushed into the award by former team-mate Luka Modric

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

The 33-year-old, who joined Juventus in the summer for a charge in the area of #105m, finished second in the voting behind his former Real Madrid team-mate.

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

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer

Modric was appointed the winner of this year afterwards serving Real Madrid win the Champions League last year and directing Croatia to the World Cup closing in the summer, however, Ronaldo believes he deserved to win it for a \time.

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

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

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

“On the pitch I’ve done everything to win the Ballon d’Or, numbers don’t lie, but I am no less happy if I don’t win, I’ve got amazing friends and a familyI perform one of the greatest clubs.

“Congratulations to Modric, who has earned the award, but next year we’ll meet again and I will do whatever to win the prize again.

“Would you think I am going home and yelling?”

Modric also got the greatest men’s player prize at the FIFA Greatest awards at September.

Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season for Juventus, bringing his career total to 584.