Man City: Rodri looks back on his Ballon d’Or ranking


By: Manu Tournoux

More fear than harm for Rodri, affected against Fluminense during the Club World Cup, won by Manchester City (4-0). Once again starting on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium, the Spanish midfielder shook the net against Sheffield to open the scoring. Already his fourth goal of the season in the Premier League. The former Atlético de Madrid player reached a milestone in 2023, like his team, notably winning the Champions League. Precious at the heart of the game, Rodri was rewarded with a nice 5th place in the ranking of the last Ballon d’Or, won by Lionel Messi.

For A.S.the Cityzen returned to his ranking, having never been so well placed for the Ballon d’Or. “Yes, it’s a source of pride. Individual prices are not up to you. It’s up to you to decide what you can achieve on the field as a team. To be among the top five and surrounded by those I was with… that’s already high praise. What filled me with the most pride was representing my country among the 30 finalists. I hope there will be more of us in the future, that will mean we are doing well”he commented.

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