Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/6/12
During an interview with France Football magazine, Cristiano Ronaldo said that “if I could, I would vote for myself for the Golden Ball,” when asked about his candidates for the award given jointly by FIFA and France Football. The rules don’t allow players to vote for themselves, but Ronaldo’s personality comes to light when giving his opinion about the award, his rivalry with Lionel Messi, and his opinion on modesty. “I am the way I am, and I like it,” said the Real Madrid star. Ronaldo acknowledged he is a little tired of being compared with Messi and blames the media for it. “They compare us constantly. The newspapers and TV channels think that they sell more that way. To be honest, it tires me a bit.” Lionel Messi also accepted he was a little tired of being compared with Ronaldo. When asked about his personality on and off the field, the 27-year old is clear. “Too much humility is not good,” he said. “In our country, in Portugal, when there is much talk of humility that really means there is vanity.” “I play with passion for the ball, for the love of the jerseys I wear. If I did it for money, I would surely be in a different club,” declared Ronaldo when ask about his interest in money. Ronaldo finally addressed the rumors of him being linked with PSG and said he does not think about that at the moment. “For their egos, all players are happy that teams such as PSG, Chelsea or Manchester dream of having them [in the squad]. But right now that’s something [that] is not going through my head,” concluded the Portuguese international. For more sports news, visit Terra.com.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Nets believe they can trade Deron Williams

Mickelson likely committed no crime even if he gambled

Report: Dwyane Wade to decline option, become a free agent

Darren McFadden: I feel like a rookie again

Report: Mavericks a favorite to land DeAndre Jordan

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Kevin Love likely to re-sign with Cavaliers

Bo Ryan announces he'll coach Wisconsin one more season

Jadeveon Clowney must balance expectations in recovery

Report: Suns may shop Eric Bledsoe in trade talks

Cam Newton ready to embrace pressure from massive contract

Are the Patriots treated differently than other teams?

Fred Smoot: I played with gay players, 'everyone knew'

Bobby Portis brings donuts for media at press conference

John Calipari shares his thoughts on Confederate flag

Steve Weatherford, Jason Kelce get into Twitter beef

Larry Nance Jr. apologized to 'Mr. Bryant' for rapist tweet

J.J. Watt 'tackles' stage crasher at Zac Brown Band show

Jimmy Butler reportedly wants to leave Bulls, sign with Lakers

Selecting the 2015 National League All-Stars

Taking a look at the Philadelphia Sixers' latest horde

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn showcase sword fighting skills

Five injuries having the biggest effect on MLB playoff race

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Peterson: I'm still NFL's best RB

Kobe gives great quote on friendship

Winners, losers and steals of the NHL Draft

Carmelo calls Porzingis a 'steal'

WATCH: J.J. Watt scores hockey goal

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.