"The criteria for this award are for individual performance and he's had an incredible year. It's an individual award. In 2010, Spain won the World Cup, but the award did not go to a Spaniard. There are several examples like this", Pepe said.
Real Madrid defender Pepe: Ronaldo only rightful Ballon d'Or winner
Real Madrid defender Pepe has declared teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the only rightful winner of the Ballon d'Or.