Cristiano Ronaldo equaled Lionel Messi record of 5 Ballon d’Or award by beating Messi and Neymar to nd and 3rd places respectively
Earlier in the day, a leaked Instagram photo suggest that Ronaldo would win the award for the 5th time.
“This is something I look forward to every year,” he said, after receiving the award on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
“Thanks to my Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level.”
Ronaldo’s dominance is only rivaled by Messi, this award in combination with the 2008, 2003, 2014, 2016 awards makes it 5 with Messi winning the remaining 5 since 2009.