Monday, January 19, 2015

Cruyff: Kroos should have won the Ballon d’or


Dutch Football legend Johan Cruyff has said that German midfielder Toni Kroos should have won the Ballon d’or

The award was won by Cristiano Ronaldo for the second straight time and for the third time in his career.

This is what the 67 year old wrote in his column for De Telegraaf, "At the highest level, it's all about the combination of individual quality and achievements,"

"From that point of view, it's absurd that for the second year in a row a player has been given the award who did not both play excellent and win the most trophies.

"Back in 2013, Bayern Munich won every single trophy out there, yet Cristiano Ronaldo still won the award instead of a player like Toni Kroos or someone else from Bayern.

"In 2014, Kroos was a key player again for the team that won the World Cup, yet he was not even among the final three nominees. Ronaldo was completely anonymous at the World Cup...

"Let this be clear, I cannot take this FIFA award seriously anymore."Cruyff himself won the award three times in 1971, 1973 and 1974.

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