The news that Cristiano Ronaldo would not make the three man shortlist for the Balon d’or award in Paris on the 3rd of December have left not only the Portuguese star and Old Lady supporters with disgust, but the entire football media who followed the Portuguese performance in the 2017/2018.

The decision comes as a shock considering the heroics of the Portuguese playmaker in the 2018 football year. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward has netted 37 goals in the 2018 years, averaging a goal in every 85 minutes. 30 goals have been shared from a a combine 27 league outings with Real Madrid and Juventus, with no one yet to achieve such feat in Europe in the current football year.

The Portuguese playmaker played a crucial role enroute to Real Madrid’s third consecutive UEFA Champions league with crucial goals against Paris Saint Germain and Juventus in the knockout stages. The Portuguese also had a successful World cup outing with four goals, including a hat-trick against Spain in Portugal’s opening game.

Ronaldo understand the reality has responded to the speculation he could miss out of the individual prize. The Portuguese published a photo on Instagram with a thinking emoji, seemingly expressing his doubts about the alleged decision to leave him out of the podium