Juventus forward Ronaldo, 34, has won the prize five times – as many times as 32-year-old Barcelona forward Messi.
“Messi’s in the history of football – but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him,” said Ronaldo on ITV’s Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Piers Morgan.
“I’d love it, I think I deserve it.”
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“I’m sure I’m in the history of football for what I have done and what I’m continuing to do, but one of the best players in history,” the Portugal captain added.
“For me, the number one in history, but for some fans, if the number one is another one and I’m second, it doesn’t matter.
“I know I’m in the history of football as one of the greatest ever.”