Real Madrid ahead Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time – and the second one yr in a row.
Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal global stage with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who received the newest of his 5 awards in 2015.
Messi’s ex-Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now at Paris St-Germain, was once 3rd.
Last season, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and their first La Liga name since 2012.
“This is something I look forward to every year,” he mentioned.
“Thanks to my Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level.”
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