Cristiano Ronaldo’s representative, Jorge Mendes, has criticised UEFA for awarding their best player gong to Luka Modric.
It’s the first time in a couple of years that the Portuguese star hasn’t won the award himself.
“Simply ridiculous,” Mendes said to the media.
“Cristiano Ronaldo scored 15 goals, taking Real Madrid to Champions Leaguevictory once again, it’s just ridiculous.”
The Croatian midfielder beat his former teammate in the voting by 90 points and surpassed Mo Salah by 179.
Ronaldo didn’t even make an appearance at a gala in which he was nominated for best striker with Salah and Lionel Messi and best player with Modric and Salah.
The Portuguese was awarded the prize for best striker but he didn’t pick it up.
His overhead kick against Juventus was already awarded as the best goal of the last Champions League.