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Cristiano Ronaldo labels himself ‘best goalscorer’ in the world – but fans distracted by Erling Haaland’s reaction

FANS loved Erling Haaland’s instant chilling reaction when Cristiano Ronaldo hailed himself as the world’s best goalscorer.  

The Manchester City striker responded to Ron’s boast at the 2023 Globe Soccer Awards with a look every bit as lethal as his finishing.

Cristiano Ronaldo was in a chirpy and cheeky mood at the awards ceremony

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Cristiano Ronaldo was in a chirpy and cheeky mood at the awards ceremonyCredit: AP
Erling Haaland gave a look that could generously be called deadpan

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Erling Haaland gave a look that could generously be called deadpan

Al-Nassr frontman Ronaldo, 38, was clearly proud to officially be last year’s top goal-getter in senior leagues.

The Manchester United legend notched 54 in 59 games – ahead of Kylian Mbappe‘s 52 in 53 matches, Harry Kane‘s 52 from 57  and Haaland‘s 50 in 60.

And beaming Ronaldo told the awards audience in Dubai: “I was the best goalscorer this season.

“Imagine beating young animals like Haaland… I’m proud. And I’ll be 39 soon!

“I like when people doubt me again and then I’m successful. I don’t get affected by the criticism.”

There was a cheeky smile on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s face.

But Haaland, 23, responded with a blank look that might have been mistaken for a death-stare – had he been looking at anyone in particular.

And in fact the Norwegian poacher quickly broke into a slightly happier smirk.

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Haaland consoled himself by picking up the award as best player

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Haaland consoled himself by picking up the award as best playerCredit: Rex

Meanwhile, Ronaldo added more self-praise as he joked: “I still look good, so I’m proud.”

And Haaland was soon the main man anyway as he was named best player overall.

Viewers, however, promptly saluted Ronaldo for his own reaction to that decision.

The ex-Juventus frontman kept pointing to Haaland ahead of the announcement – then applauded enthusiastically after the award was confirmed.

One fan said of Ron’s behaviour: “No wonder he’s idolized by every youngster.”

Another wrote: “Cristiano saying Haaland deserves it” – followed by a heart emoji.

And a third even claimed: “This is the difference between him and Messi.”

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