Last night Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best male footballer in the world for 2017. This caused huge uproar on social media with many fans protesting that Lionel Messi should have been given his 6th Ballon D'or.
Speaking to French Football on the matter, Cristiano said: "I am the best player in history, both in good moments and the bad moments.
"I respect everyone's opinions, but I haven't ever seen anyone who is better than me. I've always thought this.
"No player can do the things that I can. There isn't a player more complete than me. I play well with either foot, I'm quick, powerful, good with my head, I score goals, I assist goals.
"There are people who prefer Neymar or Messi. But I'll tell you; there is no player more complete than I am.
"No one's won as many individual trophies as I have, and I'm not just speaking about the Ballon d'Or. That speaks, doesn't it?
"I won the Ballon d'Or before Messi. He then overtook me, winning four in a row.
"I won't hide from you that I was sad and angry. I attended the award ceremonies and never won. I was even demotivated at one point. I didn't want to go [to the ceremonies]. Just being there for the photo did not interest me.
"But, little by little, thanks to those who are close to me, I told myself that in life there is a beginning and an end.
"And in football it's the end that counts, not the start. I stayed patient and I won four more Ballons d'Or."
Regardless of whether or not you think Ronaldo deserved his 5th Ballon d'Or, it's good to see him be so modest about receiving the accolade...
by George (Twitter @georjecb)