Portugal captian Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year beating Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Germen keeper Manuel Neuer.
For the second time in a row and third time overall, Portugal and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded as the best player on the planet after an epic season that included the UFEA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup for Real Madrid.
Cristiano became the first Portuguese player to claim the biggest award 3 times in his career, beating fellow nominees Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to this year’s award. Cristiano brilliant run included 31 goals in 30 matches in Spain’s La Liga in year 2014.
The FIFA Ballon d’Or, is an annual association football award given by FIFA to the male player considered to have performed the best in the calendar year. National team coaches, captains and journalists the across world takes part in voting.
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— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 12, 2015