Ronaldo: More to life than awards

Cristiano Ronaldo believes he’s no longer obsessed by individual awards but wants ‘seven children and as many Ballon d’Or’ titles.

The Real Madrid forward is favourite to add this year’s Ballon d’Or to his FIFA The Best title, making it the fifth time he has scooped the crown – equalling Lionel Messi’s record.

“I'm not worried about the trophy anymore,” Ronaldo told an interview with L’Equipe, in quoted translated by ESPN.

“I'm 32, nearly 33. My world isn't only about football. There are other important things.

“With the Ballon d'Or, I know the panel is still voting. I'm confident. I'm confident of winning, not worried.

“If you ask me if I want to win it, I'll obviously tell you yes. I know what a fifth Ballon d'Or would mean for posterity.

“I want seven children and as many Ballons d'Or. As long as I play, I'll have the ambition to win all I can.

“So, my dream is the fifth Ballon d'Or. And, next year, there will be another one to look for.”

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