Ronaldo Nazario remains a strong voice in football despite quitting the game in 2011.
The Brazilian legend has now given his take on who he thinks will win the 2021 Ballon d’Or. According to the three-time winner of the award, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema deserves it ahead of any other contender.
“Without a doubt, my candidate for the Ballon d’Or is Benzema,” Ronaldo posted on social media.
“The best striker, brutal level for 10 years, and champion above all. Don’t you think?”
Meanwhile, Karim Benzema’s claim to the award has been gaining momentum lately. The striker has scored 34 goals in 2021. And recently helped France win the UEFA Nations League.
However, the Frenchman faces stiff competition from Chelsea duo Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, six-time winner Lionel Messi, and Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski.