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Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or: Kaka

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Nov 19, 2008 at 08:52pm IST

New Delhi: Last year's Ballon d'Or winner Brazil's Kaka thinks that current favourite, Manchester United ace, Cristiano Ronaldo, would be a deserving recipient.

Ahead of Wednesday night's friendly between Brazil and Portugal, Kaka, thinks that Ronaldo deserves to be the favorite to win the individual prize this year.

"If Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon d'Or it will be fully deserved," he said.

ONE OF THE BEST: Kaka waves to the crowd during a training session of the Brazilian team in Brasilia.

"But he'll have to wait until December. He deserves it, for everything he did with Manchester United and the victories he obtained with this team, in which he was a fundamental player.

"My chances? I continue to do my part, but the votes don't depend on me. What matters is that Milan did not win anything this year."

The Rossoneri's playmaker went on to talk about his ambitions for this season, and said he hopes to be in the running for the Ballon d'Or again next year.

"My objective is to win the Scudetto and the Uefa Cup: a double to enter Milan's history," Kaka said. "This team is more mature and has more quality than the one of last season. We don't play that well but we are more consistent in our results, which is a good thing.

"It's important to combine quality and quantity. I know that from experience, having played in a team with a lot of talent, the Brazilian team of the 2006 World Cup, but we did not win anything."

Last year Kaka won the award mainly thanks to his performances in the Champions League, which Milan won in the 2006/2007 season, with the Brazilian scoring 10 goals along the way. Last season, Cristiano Ronaldo was top scorer in both the Premier League and the Champions League for United, who are the reigning English and European champions.

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