Cristiano Ronaldo disputes Ballon d'Or organiser's claim about outdoing Lionel Messi

The France Football editor said that the Portuguese's only ambition was to retire with more Ballons d'Or than Lionel Messi.

The New York Times reported on the claim.

Messi won his seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday, while five-time winnerRonaldo voted sixth.

"I always win for my club and myself," said the Manchester United forward.

I win for myself and for those who love me. I don't win.

According to the New York Times, Ferre said thatRonaldo has only one ambition, and that is to retire with more Ballons d'Or than Messi.

"Pascal Ferre lied, he used my name to promote himself and to promote the publication he works for", said the man.

It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious prize could lie in this way, in absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d'Or.

I want to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for the national team in my country.

My biggest ambition is to leave my name in the history of world football.

Putellas won the Women's Ballon d'Or.

The Ballon d'Or is voted on by 180 journalists around the world and presented by France Football.

Messi has won the trophy seven times, more than any other player.

For the first time in seven years,Ronaldo finished outside the top five.

Luka Modric won the award in the year of 2008, but it has been collected by either Messi orRonaldo every year since.