Jamie Carragher celebrated winning the 2005 Ballon d’Or as he tied with Cristiano Ronaldo in the voting.
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what happened? As the defender took on his usual commentator role with CBS Sports anchors Kate Abdo, Thierry Henry and Micah Richards, he looked back at the 2005 winners list and found He is tied with the Portuguese forward in 20th place, with one vote each.
Henry finished fourth with 15 votes following his incredible season, while Brazilian legend Ronaldinho was crowned champion with 50 votes. Meanwhile, England midfielders Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard ranked second and third with 45 and 39 votes respectively.
what did they say: “You know who we should praise because they were tied for 20th with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2005,” Abdo initiated the conversation.
“Don’t say Carragher,” Richards quipped.
“On top of Ronaldo, this guy said I can’t touch him,” Carragher hit back at the former Manchester City defender.
Carragher was preceded by French legend Zidane and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, leaving Henry stunned: “Zizou is 18th, you are 20th, and we’re dead.”
Big picture view: Carragher played an important role in leading Liverpool to the Champions League title against mighty AC Milan in Istanbul in 2005, with the Reds completing a stunning comeback from 3-0 down at half-time and winning the penalty shootout. Lifted the trophy.
The former defender later took to social media to compare himself to Erling Haaland amid reports that despite the Norwegian scoring 52 goals and leading Manchester City to a historic treble, But he is likely to be beaten by World Cup winner Lionel Messi for the individual award.
“I won the Champions League in 2005 and like Haaland did this season, he would have rightly felt how I performed then, rob!!!” he wrote.
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What’s next? The Golden Globe Awards will be held on October 30 at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris.