Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward of Al Nasr, finds himself omitted from the 30-man shortlist for the first time Ballon d’Or award for the first time since 2003. This unexpected exclusion has sent shockwaves through the footballing world, sparking discussions and debates among fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the Ballon d’Or shortlist marks a significant snub from the list. Over the years, he has been a regular presence in the list of nominees, a proof to his amazing talent, consistency, and impact on the global football stage. However, the 2023 edition of the awards ceremony appears to be breaking this trend.
The exclusion raises questions about the criteria used by the selection committee and the factors that contributed to Ronaldo’s omission. The Ballon d’Or has historically considered individual and team performance, with statistics, achievements, and overall contribution to the sport all playing crucial roles in the selection process.
Ronaldo’s joining Al Nassr could be one of the reasons for this omission as he is now not in the top 5 football leagues and he also doesn’t play Champions League now.