Ronaldo wins joint record fifth Ballon d'Or



Barcelona - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, equalling the record of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.



 


Ronaldo, 32, spearheaded Madrid’s La Liga and Champions League double in 2017, scoring 42 goals in 46 games as he won Europe's most prestigious competition for the fourth time.
"This is something I look forward to every year," Ronaldo said at the ceremony in Paris.
"Thanks to my Real Madrid teammates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level."
Messi came second, while Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar came third in the standings.
Ronaldo, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, was joined by six Real Madrid team-mates in the top 25 places, with Luka Modric fifth, Sergio Ramos sixth, Isco 12th, Marcelo 16th, Toni Kroos 17th and Karim Benzema 25th.

Thursday, December 7th 2017
(dpa)
           


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