Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes insists the Portuguese star is the 'best player in history' as he passionately defended him in the wake of his Ballon d'Or defeat to rival Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo, who came third overall in voting behind Messi and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, snubbed the Paris ceremony on a night where the Barcelona star won a record-breaking sixth title to go ahead of Ronaldo in the overall standings.
And while Ronaldo was surpassed by Messi as he picked up the 2018-19 Serie A Player of the Year award at a gala event in Milan, his agent Mendes gave an impassioned defence to reporters as to why his client remains the best ever.
'Cristiano is the best player in history, and you know it!' Mendes said at the Gran Gala del Calcio event in Milan on Monday.
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