‘Cristiano deserves more acclaim’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes says the Portuguese is set to become the ‘best player of all time’ when he retires, and that he deserves more praise.

The 28-year-old is up against Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013, set to be handed out in mid-January.

According to his agent, the Real Madrid man is more than worthy of taking home the award, for what would be a second time in his career.

“He deserves to win the Ballon d’Or. It would be extremely unfair and a lie if he did not win,” Mendes told RTP Madeira this week.

“He’s the best player in the world. I believe that when he finishes his career he will be the best player of all time.

“For all that he has done, I believe that things have been unfair on him, he has deserved more acclaim.”

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