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

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

Cristiano Ronaldo says he had been disappointed not to win the Ballon d’Or and claimed the”numbers do not lie” after being crushed into the award by Luka Modric.

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

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

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer

\However, Modric was named the winner of this year after helping Real Madrid win the Champions League last year and directing Croatia into the World Cup closing in the summertime, but Ronaldo thinks he deserved to win it now to get a time.

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

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

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

“Over the pitch I have done everything to win the Ballon d’Or, figures do not lie, but I’m no less happy if I do not win, I’ve got fantastic friends and a familyI perform one of the greatest clubs.

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

“Do you believe I’m going home and yelling?”

Modric also obtained the very best men’s player prize in the FIFA Best awards at September.

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