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Ronaldo equals Messi with 5th Ballon d’Or victory

Date printed: Thursday seventh December 2017 7:09

Cristiano Ronaldo has received the Ballon d’Or for a 5th time to transport degree with rival Lionel Messi.

The Actual Madrid ahead was once named the winner of France Soccer’s prestigious award at a rite in Paris on Thursday.

Ronaldo, 32, up to now received the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Messi completed 2nd within the vote casting whilst Neymar, who joined Paris St Germain in a world-record switch deal this summer season, was once 3rd.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante was once 8th within the vote casting, the highest-placed of the seven Premier League avid gamers nominated.

Ronaldo has had an impressive 2017, serving to Madrid to a LaLiga, Champions League and Spanish Tremendous Cup treble this yr.

The Portugal world has scored a complete of 49 targets in all competitions for membership and nation, and turned into the primary participant in Champions League historical past to attain in every of his membership’s group-stage suits.

Ronaldo and Messi have received the Ballon d’Or between them yearly since 2008.

Kante completed 8th, two puts forward of Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Manchester Town’s Kevin De Bruyne was once 14th, Chelsea Eden Danger 19th and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 20th.

Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho have been 23rd and 29th respectively.


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