Cristiano Ronaldo will be the favourite to retain his Ballon d'Or as he was named to the 30-man shortlist alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski. Ronaldo, who beat Messi and Griezmann to the award last year, helped Real Madrid to a third Champions League crown in four seasons and a first La Liga title in five years, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.
CRISTIANO RONALDO has confirmed his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant. There have been months of speculation that Georgina, 22, was with child. Ronaldo, 32, recently welcomed twins – Eva and Mateo – into the world after a surrogate mother gave birth in America.
Cristiano Ronaldo's unhappiness in Spain has led to a certain sense of deja-vu around Real Madrid -- and a look back at his last declaration of "sadness" almost four years ago helps understand how this present impasse with club president Florentino Perez might now play out.