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BHAKUNDO (Chelsea) 4 years ago
It seems like this year Christiano Ronaldo is favorite to get a fifa best player 2012 for the second time. The question arises is, how much it means for him and how much he deserves. While other players like Falcao, RVP, xavi, iniesta, augero on the rise and over the top Lionel Messi still hunting for glory with breaking all sorts of records, few more serious records on the way and including ballon d'or since only two players real Ronaldo and Zindane have only maintained to win 3 times but nobody have ever won 4th time? It gonna' be a very very tough decision to be made.

While its a tough choice to be made and fans might stick with either CR7 or Messi but the rumor remains is CR7 is still most likely to win because of the fact that Messi has already won 3 in a row so now is the turn to chose a new one. Doesn't Messi deserve it for the 4th time? OR because people wants to do favor to Ronaldo as he has been losing in a row all year after winning once in 2008. Anything can be thought at this time and why not? Many rumors are in the sky, however, below is the top two candidates statistics which possibly lead them to their second and fourth hands on the footballs most prestigious individual award.

Cristiano ronaldo
2012 was yet another glorious year for the irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo. With Portugal, he scored twice against the Netherlands and another against the Czech Republic to propel his side to the semi-finals of EURO 2012, while with Real Madrid, he won La Liga – scoring 46 goals along the way – and played a key role in their run to the Champions League semi-finals, where he scored twice in the second leg against Bayern Munich. Winner of the Ballon d’Or in 2008, he has again started this season as he means to go on, scoring the winner against Manchester City in the Champions League before claiming a hat-trick against Ajax. In domestic action, he also scored twice against Barcelona to become the first man to score at least one goal in six consecutive clásicos.

Lionel messi
Even though Barcelona did not lift a major trophy in 2012 – the Copa del Rey aside – Lionel Messi continued to go from strength to strength, amassing goals and records along the way. His achievements in 2012 included becoming Barça’s all-time leading goalscorer in official matches when he scored his 233rd goal on 20 March, breaking the record for the number of UEFA Champions League goals in a single season (14) and, with his 72 goals in all competitions, he came close to breaking the record held by the legendary Pelé (75 goals). The three-time Ballon d’Or winner was no less impressive for Argentina either, helping them dominate the South American FIFA World Cup qualifiers.




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