Kate Abdo cracks up at Jamie Carragher finishing ‘above’ Ronaldo in Ballon d’Or

Jamie Carragher couldn't help but shout after being reminded about his Ballon d'Or standing back in 2005.

The former Liverpool and England defender was handed a top-three vote by one of the panel after playing a huge role in helping the Anfield outfit to incredible Champions League glory against AC Milan in Istanbul.

Almost two decades later, the 45-year-old was delighted on CBS Sports after presenter Kate Abdo pointed out that Carragher came joint 20th with Cristiano Ronaldo – with a graphic showing his name first.

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To send Micah Richards and Abdo into fits of laughter live on air, Carragher shouted: "Above Ronaldo!"

Thierry Henry then asked: "Zizou (Zinedine Zidane) in 18th and you 20th?" Carragher then pointed down the camera and said: "Put that on socials now. Where am I looking. Get that on socials now."

He added when asked if he already knew: "I knew I was above Ronaldo but was Zidane one above me?"

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In 2005, Ronaldinho claimed the honour with Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Carragher's fellow Istanbul hero Steven Gerrard making up the top three above Henry.

Carragher even landed a single vote of third place from the panel of sports journalists made up from UEFA countries, for his defensive heroics as Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with AC Milan and defeat the Italian giants on penalties.

Carragher was swift to share the clip on X (formerly Twitter) after it was posted by CBS, with their coverage often ending in laughter on the panel.

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He wrote: "I won the CL in 2005 like Haaland this season, he will rightly feel how I did then, robbed!!"

That is in reference to Lionel Messi's status as favourite to win the Ballon d'Or for an eight time later this year.

That comes thanks to his World Cup win with Argentina rather that his club form with PSG and Inter Miami – with Erling Haaland firing Manchester City to the Treble.

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