Nani has backed his national team captain Ronaldo, to win the Ballon d’Or. Last season Cristiano Ronaldo won the Euro 2016 and the champions league with Portugal and Real Madrid respectively. He was instrumental to all the success though he didn’t finish the final of Euro 2016 due to injury but he was lively on the touchline.

“Ronaldo won the most important trophies, the Champions League and Euro 2016, and also had an excellent league campaign,” the Valencia winger said, as quoted by Marca. “He deserves the Ballon d’Or.”

Ronaldo signed a new contract with Madrid on Sunday that will keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2012, when he will be 36.

The former Sporting CP youngster insisted that the deal will not be his last in professional football, however, and Nani is confident that he will still be a key part of Portugal’s plans for another decade.

“He’s an important player who inspires trust in all of those around him,” Nani said. “At 40, he’ll still be in shape and helping the national team.”

Portugal face Latvia at Estadio Algarve in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.


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