Cristiano Ronaldo’s Sister Launches Ballon D’Or Rant At Virgil Van Dijk

‘When you have important titles maybe you can sit at the table with Cristiano!’: Ronaldo’s sister launches FURIOUS Instagram rant at Virgil van Dijk after Liverpool defender jokingly questioned whether Juventus star was really a candidate for the Ballon d’OrCristiano Ronaldo’s sister ripped into Virgil van Dijk on Instagram on MondayShe was left furious after the Liverpool defender made a joke about her brotherKatia Aveiro questioned Van Dijk’s trophy haul in the Premier League and EuropeShe pointed out that he lost the 2018 Champions League final to Real MadridLionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or but Ronaldo didn’t attend Monday’s ceremony

By Joe Strange for MailOnline

Published: 03:54 EST, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 04:20 EST, 3 December 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has launched an angry tirade at Virgil van Dijk after the Liverpool defender joked about the Portuguese superstar not being a genuine contender for the Ballon d’Or.

Van Dijk finished second – one place ahead of Ronaldo – at the prestigious awards ceremony in Paris on Monday night, with Lionel Messi picking up his sixth gong. 

Both Van Dijk and Messi were in attendance in Paris, but the Juventus forward, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times during his career, chose to stay away and instead attended the Serie A awards in Milan.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro (right), has launched a tirade against Virgil van Dijk

The Liverpool defender, pictured at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, made a joke about Ronaldo

Asked about Ronaldo’s absence, the Dutchman jokingly replied: ‘Why? Was he a candidate?’, which sparked a furious response from Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro.

Failing to see the funny side of Van Dijk’s remark, she took to Instagram on Monday night to question Van Dijk’s achievements and point out just how successful her brother has been in the Premier League, at Real Madrid and in Europe.   

‘I think there are people living completely frustrated!!! And unrealistic… Such humility!’ she wrote, alongside a picture of Ronaldo scoring his famous overhead-kick against for Real against Juventus.

‘Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times. 

‘You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand on the trophy. 

‘Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, he was even younger than you. 

Katia poses with her brother Ronaldo, who she claims is still the best player in the world

She questioned Van Dijk’s achievements with Liverpool and his lack of a Premier League titleRONALDO’S HONOURS

Premier League x3, FA Cup x1, League Cup x2, Champions League 5, Club World Cup x4, La Liga x2, Copa del Rey x2, UEFA Super Cup x2, Serie A x1, European Championship x1, Nations League x1 

Ballon d’Or wins: 5 VAN DIJK’S HONOURS 

Scottish Premiership x2, Scottish League Cup x1, Champions League x1, UEFA Super Cup x1 

Ballon d’Or wins: 0 (Highest finish – second, 2019)  

‘Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a club, Real Madrid. Tell you something Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. 

‘Of these, Ronaldo already has 5, Virgil. And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your “orange” in a final (Nations League final between Portugal and Holland). 

‘Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity. And, dear Virgil, in one of the least successful times of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won even more titles than you. Awesome, isn’t it?

Ronaldo sits between Lionel Messi and Van Dijk at the Champions League draw in August

‘Now Virgil will win titles from those who really count and then we’ll talk. When you have a handful of them, the really important ones, you might be able to sit at the table with Cristiano. Or as they say in our land, it grows and appears!

‘It’s for me @cristiano you are and you will always be the best player in the world!!!’ 

Ronaldo chose to skip the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris, but still picked up an award on Monday night as he was named Serie A Player of the Year in Milan.