The Portugal ahead lifted the coveted accolade on best of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
CRISTIANO RONALDO has received the Ballon D’Or for the fifth time to equivalent his nice rival Lionel Messi’s haul.
The Real Madrid and Portugal famous person pipped the Argentine Barcelona legend to prize in Paris this night time.
Ronaldo, 32, used to be awarded the accolade on the best of the Eiffel Tower on the glitzy bash within the French capital.
PSG ahead Neymar used to be additionally within the best 3 along Ronaldo and Messi.
He used to be voted because the winner of the award, which recognises Europe’s very best participant on behalf of France Football mag, for the second one yr operating by way of a gaggle of 173 newshounds from around the planet.
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It caps off what has been a memorable yr for the previous Manchester United guy.
On the pitch, he helped Madrid to win La Liga and retain the Champions League.
Meanwhile, clear of the turf he become a father once more in June eight when he welcomed little girl-boy twins named Eva Maria and Mateo into the arena.
And then his female friend Georgina Rodriguez gave beginning to Alana Martinez on November 12.
Messi, who has ruled the Ballon d’Or with Ronaldo since he first the latter first claimed the prize in 2008, completed 2nd within the runnings.
And his former Barcelona team-mate Neymar completed in third-place.
The Brazilian become the arena’s most-expensive participant when PSG splashed out a mega £198million for him in August.