Cristiano Ronaldo - The man with five Ballon d’Or

  • Cristiano Ronaldo - The man with five Ballon d’Or
08-12-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d’Or of his career, equaling Lionel Messi’s record after a season that saw him lead Real Madrid to their 12th Champions League title.

Ronaldo won the award for the second consecutive time, after a year that saw him help Madrid to a third Champions League crown in four seasons and a first La Liga title in five years, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.

Ronaldo accepted the award at a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where he said: "I feel very happy, it's a fantastic moment in my career, I have been waiting for this for a long time.”

Messi came second while Paris St Germain forward Neymar Jr, the most expensive player in the world, came third while veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finished fourth and Croatian midfielder Luka Modric came fifth.

The 32-year-old Portugal forward also took home the Ballon d’Or prize in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and in 2008 when playing for Manchester United.

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