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Ballon d’Or 2017 : CR7 Claims Historic Fifth Award To Equal Lionel Messi’s Record



Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has been given the 2017 Ballon d’Or. French publication ‘France Football‘ awarded the striker the best in the world as a reward for a year brimming with trophies and new records.

The Ballon d’Or pays tribute to the best footballer on the planet and that is as of now, as per ‘France Football’, Cristiano Ronaldo. It is the fifth time the award is asserted by the Los Blancos star, who runs level with Lionel Messi in winning it more than any other player in the last ten years

The Portuguese striker was relied upon to secure the award once more, subsequent to leaving endlessly with all the lofty prizes in 2016. In 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo affirmed his place at the summit of world football, leading Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League triumphs and additionally winning the European and Spanish Supercups.

Team achievement had its influence on the decision, but Ronaldo’s individual numbers are likewise marvelous. Last term’s Champions League triumph was in the incredible measure because of his 12 goals in the competition.

The former Man Utd star assumed an indispensable part in Real Madrid’s supposed ‘Duodecima’ trophy, scoring ten goals from the quarter-finals onwards. He was likewise a major key in the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff, scoring twice as Real insistently brought down Juventus 4-1.

CR7 was awarded FIFA’s The Best award in October, comfortably beating off competition from his adversaries and ‘France Football’s jury comprised of international journalists did not dither in naming Cristiano Ronaldo the 2017 Ballon d’Or champ.

Speaking shortly after he was announced the winner, the Real Madrid forward 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 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.

“I hope to play at this level for a few more years, I hope the battle with Messi continues, things happen for a reason.

“I feel good this season and we’ll see what we win at the end of the year.

“Neymar has a lot of talent, a lot of potential, and I’m sure he’ll have some chance to win in the future,” he stated

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