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Cristiano Ronaldo win 2017 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the winner of the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

The Portugal international beat Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar to claim the prestigious award for the fifth time.

“This is something I look forward to every year,” Ronaldo said.

“Thanks to my Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level.”

Note, that Ronaldo and Messi have won the Ballon d’Or between them every year since 2008.

Last season, the 32-year-old forward helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and their first La Liga title since 2012.