Spanish newspaper El Confidencial published an audio recording of a conversation between former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales about the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
The newspaper broadcast an audio recording of a conversation in which Ramos asks Rubiales for his mediation to win the Ballon d’Or in 2019.
Ramos said, according to the audio leak, “Ruby, good evening, I hope you’re doing well with all your family members, you know I didn’t ask you anything other than what I’m asking today because I think I gave a special performance this year.”
The former Real Madrid captain added: “I would like you to help me as much as possible and say a few words about this at UEFA meetings and in your own network of contacts in order to win the Ballon d’Or.
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Ramos continued: “I will be grateful to you for the rest of my life, not only for myself, but also because I believe that Spanish football deserves this award.”
Rubiales replied: “Hello Sergio, first of all I congratulate you on a great performance this year. I wish you all the best in the final stages of the Champions League.”
“Of course, I don’t decide who wins the Ballon d’Or, but I will do my best.”
Sergio Ramos replied again: “I know it’s not up to you, but the network of relationships is an important factor, and don’t forget also that FIFA gives the best award, this is also an important award, and it will be a big step from you, and in general I I count on your help, and by all means we will meet at the right time for you And have lunch together.
It is noteworthy that Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or that year (2019).
In a different context, the audio leak revealed another conversation between Sergio Ramos, recalled by the President of the Spanish Federation, with a financial prize of half a million euros and a gift hour if Matador reaches the 2018 World Cup semi-finals. otherwise things won’t work.