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'He is the best player in history, and you know it!': Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes passionately defends Juventus star following Ballon d'Or defeat by Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo by winning his sixth Ballon d'OrRonaldo snubbed the ceremony in Paris in favour of another event in MilanHis agent, Jorge Mendes, told reporters Ronaldo is 'the best player in history' Ronaldo came third in voting behind Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk and Messi 

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.   

'He is the best player in history, and you know it!': Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes passionately defends Juventus star following Ballon d'Or defeat by Lionel Messi

'Cristiano is the best player in history, and you know it!' Mendes said at the Gran Gala del Calcio event in Milan on Monday.  

More to follow.   


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