Jorge Mendes explains why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win 2021 Ballon d'Or

Ali Shibil Roshan
Jorge Mendes has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win 2021 Ballon d'Or
Jorge Mendes has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win 2021 Ballon d'Or / Pier Marco Tacca/David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Football agent Jorge Mendes believes Cristiano Ronaldo should win the 2021 Ballon d'Or, and has explained why his client deserves the award more than anyone else.

Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or five times, and has made the cut to the 30-man shortlist for the award this year.

Despite finishing the Serie A and the Euro 2020 as the top scorer last season, Ronaldo does not seem to be a leading contender for the award this year, but Mendes insists the 36-year-old 'has never deserved it as much as this year'.

"The Ballon d’Or has only one name, Cristiano Ronaldo," he told France Football [via Football Italia].

"He has never deserved it as much as this year. Top scorer in Serie A and at the Euros. He holds the record for goals in Champions League and is the only one who has won everything in three different countries."

Mendes added: "He is the best scorer in the history of football. It is a decisive thing, it must be so for the trophy, because he continues to prove to be the best player in history."

Meanwhile, Ronaldo instantly hit the ground running at Man Utd following his return to Old Trafford in the summer, and was impressive for Portugal during the recent international break, scoring four goals in two games.