1.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 14:19:49
Ronaldo won the champions league, and euros and you're still saying messi had a better year.

Messi has only scored more goals then Ronaldo that is the only thing he has done better then Ronaldo this year.

2.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 14:41:26
So what the team wins counts for how the player played .
Is it an award for the best player or for who had a successful season?

No wonder ddg is only 7th best.

3.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 15:06:23
The Ballon d'or is an individual trophy, not team. You just cannot argue with the fact that Leo is better than Ronaldo, he is mesmerising to watch, his dribbling, vision etc, compared to Ronaldo who waits in the box for 90 minutes. And he won the Euros in 2016 pal, not in 2017, this Ballon d'or is for the 2017 calendar year.

4.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 15:17:37
If it is down to trophies then Fabregas is the best midfielder in England. Talking about trophies, Ronaldo won the award for 2013 despite not winning a single trophy, but he scored the most goals, what's changed now?

5.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 15:50:26
If it is done on individual players then surely lewandowski has to be up there in contention. The guy is a goal machine with 51 in 52 games or something crazy like that. But it will be one of Ronaldo or Messi.

6.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 15:31:10
Calender Year 2017

Club Apps:56
Goals: 49
Assists: 13

Champions league Winner 2017, 2 goals and MOM in final
La Liga Winner 2017
Spanish Super Cup Winner, 1 goal over 2 legs

International Apps: 11
Goals: 11
Assists: 4

Club Apps: 61
Goals: 52
Assists: 14

International Apps: 7
Goals: 4
Assists: 0

Copa Del Rey winner, 1 goal scored in final

Scholes, you might have a personal preference for messi in terms of his footballing skill. But there is no denying the stats above. Ronaldo has had a superior calender year.

7.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 15:43:40
Sorry ed, my post was slightly wrong, the stats i used were a combination of both club and country and then separately I included both players international stats.