Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth ballon d’or trophy in a ceremony held in Paris by the authorities of French Football Magazine, L’equip. The presentation took place at the Eiffel Tower in the French capital on Thursday night.
Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi who came second with Neymar also placing third. He scored 11 goals in the knock out stages of the UEFA Champions League with a brace in the final against Juventus which ensured Madrid defended their trophy successfully.
He would go on to score a stunner at the Camp Nou against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup and also came on from the bench when his side won the UEFA Siper Cup.
“Where do you have your two Gold Balls?”
David Ginola who made official announcement asked Ronaldo da Lima who the presentation
Ronaldo responds that they are with him in Madrid and he kisses them every morning.
He asks him if it is his first time in Paris, Ronaldo laughs laughing that in the French capital he lost the World Cup final, he got married and he also divorced.
After receiving his award, the Portuguese star had this to say; “It’s fantastic, I did not expect it, it’s a bit cold, but the experience is wonderful”, declared Cristiano.
Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Kaká, Cannavaro and Butragueño have traveled to the French capital to be with Cristiano on such a special day.
Final ranking of Ballon d’Or France Football 2017 :
Juventus legendary goal keeper Gigi Buffon came fourth as Madrid’s creative midfielder, Luka Modric placed fifth.
6th – SERGIO RAMOS
7th – KYLIAN MBAPPÉ
8th – N’GOLO KANTÉ
9th – ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI
10th – HARRY KANE
11th – EDINSON CAVANI
12th – ISCO
13th- LUIS SUAREZ
14th – KEVIN DE BRUYNE
15th – PAULO DYBALA
16th – MARCELO
17th – TONI KROOS
18th – ANTOINE GRIEZMANN
19th – EDEN HAZARD
20th – DAVID DE GEA