Ronaldo wins the Ballon d’or award for the fifth time.
The 32-year old Real Madrid player who won the award in 2008 while still at Manchester United, also won it in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Here’s what the Portuguese said after beating Messi and Neymar for the prize.
“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 LaLiga 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”.