The 33-year-old has since, though, missed out on the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award to Luka Modric.
Back in August, Cristiano Ronaldo was confident of scooping the prize after firing Real to the Champions League title last season.
However, he did not attend the ceremony in Monte Carlo once it emerged Modric would be lifting the title instead.
And Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has claimed Ronaldo feels Real Madrid are driving a UEFA plot against him.
“For this reason, according to what we are convinced, Real Madrid would have put pressure on the UEFA to not be awarded to Cristiano the award as best player of the season.
“It is absolutely true that the Portuguese plane was ready to take off for Monte Carlo, when the decision was made to drop everyone in the lurch and not to participate in the ceremony in protest.
“A few weeks later came the indiscriminate expulsion in Valencia, and needless to say that Cristiano Ronaldo is convinced that this was not a coincidence, but always falls within the new policy of UEFA influenced by Real Madrid.”
Palmeri has also claimed that Ronaldo is now set to exact a revenge plot.
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