​Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his new career aim after failing to win a third successive Ballon d'Or on Monday night, with Lionel Messi snatching the award back to claim a record fifth triumph in the award. 


Now past 30 and looking as though he may struggle to ever claim a fourth win in the prestigious award, Ronaldo told teammate Marcelo at the ceremony that he's setting his sights on a new target - to score another 500 goals in his career. 


​He said: "I hope I'll score another 500 goals but it's tough. All the records are always an extra, the icing on the cake. It's always good to be at the top of the records. When I arrived at Real Madrid I never dreamed of breaking Di Stefano's records, or Raul's - all those legends you know? But I got there during my seventh season here. Obviously it was all with the help of my team-mates - nobody plays alone."

Barcelona and Brazil's Dani Alves caused a little bit of a stir after the awards were handed out though, claiming that his teammate Neymar deserved to finish above Ronaldo in the voting. ​He said: "Neymer has gone through an incredible evolution and he's a better player every day. 


"It surprised me that he did not finish second, but they cry when I say these things and speak my mind. When Leo stops winning it, it'll be Neymar. He'll keep competing for the award, he wants it and will work to win it."


He continued: "Messi is going to keep winning the award for as long as he wants. If he keeps going like he is now he won't have any competition. The years pass and he just gets better. We're privileged to have him with us."


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