The mystery surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the FIFA Best award voting has been the talk of the football world. The Portuguese superstar, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, has not cast his vote for the prestigious award, despite being eligible to do so.
The decision has left many scratching their heads, as Ronaldo has been a regular recipient of the award in the past. He has won the award five times, including four consecutive years from 2016 to 2019.
The speculation surrounding Ronaldo’s absence has been further fuelled by the fact that his Portugal teammate and close friend, Pepe, has also not voted for the award. This has led to speculation that the two may have a pact not to vote for the award, or that they may have a disagreement with FIFA over the voting process.
However, the truth may be more mundane. Ronaldo and Pepe may simply have been too busy to cast their votes. Ronaldo is currently in the middle of a season with Juventus, while Pepe is playing for FC Porto. Both players have been heavily involved in their respective teams’ campaigns, and may not have had the time to cast their votes.
Whatever the reason for their absence, the mystery surrounding Ronaldo and Pepe’s absence from the FIFA Best award voting has been the talk of the football world. It has sparked debate over the voting process, and whether or not the award is truly reflective of the best players in the world.
It has also led to speculation that Ronaldo and Pepe may have snubbed Lionel Messi, who is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. Messi has won the award six times, and is the only player to have won it more than Ronaldo.
Whatever the reason for Ronaldo and Pepe’s absence from the voting, it has certainly added an extra layer of intrigue to the award. It remains to be seen whether or not they will cast their votes in the future, but for now, the mystery surrounding their absence remains.