Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo has won his FIFTH Ballon d’Or. The Portuguese superstar was voted the best player in the world once again – edging out Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Ronaldo won his first prize in 2008 before successes in 2013, 2014 and 2016. He received the award at a glitzy ceremony up the Eiffel Tower on Thursday evening.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane was the highest-placed Premier League player as he came in 10th. We will bring you all the reaction from the star-studded event and pictures of Ronaldo with his latest trophy.
“The trophies won last year helped to win this award. Thanks to the Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level.”
Ronaldo, who also won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award in October, added the 2017 Ballon d’Or to his previous wins in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
The prestigious France Football magazine award is decided upon by a journalists’ ballot, with each naming a top five from a list of 30.