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

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

Cristiano Ronaldo says he was disappointed not to win the Ballon d’Or and maintained the”numbers do not lie” after being beaten to 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 behind his former Real Madrid team-mate.

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

Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer

Ronaldo left Real Madrid to Juventus in the summer

\But, Modric was named the winner of that year following helping Real Madrid win the Champions League last season and guiding Croatia to the World Cup final in the summertime, but Ronaldo thinks he deserved to win it.

“Of course I’m disappointed, but life goes on and that I will continue working 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

“In the pitch I’ve done everything to win the Ballon d’Or, figures do not lie, but I’m not as happy if I do not win, I have fantastic friends and a familyI perform in one of the best clubs.

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

“Would you believe I’m going home and crying?”

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

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