Ronaldo fans react unexpectedly to Messi’s 8th Golden Ball
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Ronaldo fans react unexpectedly to Messi’s 8th Golden Ball

Ronaldo’s fans gave many different opinions after Lionel Messi’s victory at the 2023 Golden Ball.

In the early morning of October 31 (Vietnam time), Lionel Messi affirmed himself as the greatest football player of all time when he was crowned the 2023 Golden Ball, defeating Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to win the award.

Messi won his 8th Golden Ball. Photo: GETTY

The above result was considered worthy by experts, as Messi had a special season for the club and national team.

Additionally, Messi has found success at Inter Miami after joining the MLS side in the summer as a free agent.

Lionel Messi also led Argentina to 2022 FIFA World Cup glory last December.

The Argentine captain has now won 8 Golden Balls, the most in history, while Cristiano Ronaldo is second with 5 Golden Balls.

One fan posted on

Ronaldo fans react unexpectedly to Messi's 8th Golden Ball

A fan does not accept the greatness of Lionel Messi.

Another fan wrote the following, implying that Messi’s Ballon d’Or win was just an award bought with money: `All deserve it, all bought with money, it’s not

Ronaldo fans react unexpectedly to Messi's 8th Golden Ball

A Ronaldo fan believes that the Golden Ball can be bought with money.

On the other hand, a loyal Ronaldo fan has a more `open` opinion and does not mention Messi at all: `Everything Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved is thanks to his own efforts, tenacity and hard work.

Ronaldo fans react unexpectedly to Messi's 8th Golden Ball

A Ronaldo fan expressed his love for his idol.

Lionel Messi made history when he defeated Erling Haaland in a luxurious ceremony at the Ch√Ętelet theater (Paris, France) to win the 2023 Golden Ball. Thirty candidates were shortlisted for the prestigious award.

The Portuguese icon had a bad start to the 2022/23 season with Manchester United.

Ronaldo’s contract was terminated last November after he appeared in a controversial interview with British journalist Piers Morgan, where CR7 criticized the club and the MU coach.

Ronaldo fans react unexpectedly to Messi's 8th Golden Ball

Ronaldo had a forgettable 2022/23 season with Man United.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fortunes did not improve as he failed to make an impact for Portugal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the Seleccao were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Messi’s Golden Ball recipients (Source: DUGOUT)

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