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Son Heung-min confirms ‘Asian Ballon d’Or’ for 7 consecutive years…The world’s largest 54 goals failed to win “Ronaldo’s 3rd place.”

Captain Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur) has clinched the Asian Ballon d’Or award for the sixth consecutive year. Cristiano Ronaldo (37, Al Nasr), who is experiencing Asian soccer in Saudi Arabia after the Qatar World Cup, failed to win the Asian Ballon d’Or as the third-place winner.

Chinese media “Sina Sports” announced on the 16th (Korea Standard Time) that the winner of the 2023 Asian Golden Globe was selected. Son Heung-min won the most votes with 231 points. 토토사이트 순위

The Asia Golden Globe is collectively called the Asia Ballon d’Or. A total of 42 judges representing 42 member countries of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and 21 international judges invited by special invitations will vote for a month to determine the winner.

According to Sina Sports, Son Heung-min clinched the Golden Globe with a total of 231 points, while Kim Min-jae finished second to Son Heung-min with 197 points. As he clinched the award in 2023, he has embraced the Asian Ballon d’Or for seven consecutive years since 2017.

Ronaldo ranked third with 172 points, trailing only Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae. After finishing his contract with Manchester United during the World Cup in Qatar, he moved to Al Nasr and signed a bonus contract worth 200 million euros in annual salary.

He won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League and scored the most goals in the world in 2023 by shaking the net in the 19th round of the 2023-24 Saudi Arabian Professional League held at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Buraida in December last year.

Although Ronaldo’s scoring capacity is lower than that of the top European leagues, as much as that of Real Madrid. Ronaldo has scored more than 40 goals every year from 2010 to this year, except during his slumping days at Manchester United and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, when he was pushed off the bench. Notably, during his time at Real Madrid, he scored more than 60 goals from 2011 to 2014, displaying his unrivaled determination. In 2013, he scored a whopping 69 goals, continuing his rivalry with Messi.

As he had the most goals in the world, he was definitely the top scorer in the Saudi Arabian League. As of the end of December last year, Ronaldo had 20 goals in the league, the highest in the table. He also had the most assists with nine assists. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al-Hilal), who played for Fulham in the Premier League, was trailing Ronaldo with 17 goals in the Saudi Arabian League.

Ronaldo’s 54 goals in 2023 were far more than Harry Kane (27 goals in 57 matches, Bayern Munich), Kylian Mbappe (52 goals in 53 matches, Paris Saint-Germain), and Erling Holland (50 goals in 60 matches, Manchester City). The record for goals was the combined total of the Portuguese national team and its team.

However, he failed to win the Asian Ballon d’Or. Recently, he was not included in the top 10 of the International Football Association’s Player of the Year list. Eling Holland (Manchester City), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), and Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) were included, but Ronaldo ranked 11th, trailing Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan). According to the IFFHS announcement, Ronaldo received six points, and Martinez received seven points.

Portuguese media outlet “Abola” posted the top 10 IFFHS Player of the Year on its social networking service. Ronaldo posted a total of four emojis, including three that smile in tears and one that covers the eyes of a monkey.

The British media Daily Mail reported Ronaldo’s reaction, saying, “I laughed when Ronaldo was eliminated from the top 10 list of players of the year. Even though he was not in the rankings selected by IFFHS, he posted a photo of him laughing with Conor McGregor on his social networking service.”