Cristiano Ronaldo equals Lionel Messi with Balón D’ors. – kurdle news

Cristiano Ronaldo equals Lionel Messi with Balón D’ors.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth career Ballon d’Or on Thursday, equaling Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport’s top individual honours.Ronaldo won the award for the second consecutive time, after a year that saw him help Madrid to a third Champions League crown in four seasons and a first La Liga title in five years, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.The 32-year-old scored twice as Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final in June, while also finishing top scorer in the competition with 12 goals.Ronaldo accepted the award at a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where he said: “I feel very happy, it’s a fantastic moment in my career, I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.“This year has been great, we won the Champions League and La Liga and, on a personal level, I was a top scorer in the Champions League. Trophies help win these awards and we have to thank my colleagues from Madrid and Portugal, it was very important for me.”Former Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar Jnr came in second and third respectively, with other notable names such as  Gianluigi Buffon, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Luka Modric and captain Sergio Ramos in that order.

Top 10 2017 Ballon d’Or rankings with club/country:

1: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
2: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)
3: Neymar (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil)
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/Italy)
5: Luka Modric (Real Madrid/Croatia)
6: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain)
7: Kylian Mbappe (Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain/France)
8: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/France)
9: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/Poland)
10: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur/England)

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