CR7: CRISTIANO RONALDO BEATS LIONEL MESSI TO WIN THE 2016 BALLON D'OR FOR A FOURTH TIME
The Real Madrid and Portugal megastar, who led his country to success at Euro 2016, edge one closer to Messi’s record of five titles.
Ronaldo, 31, currently immersed in a tax evasion storm, also guided Los Blancos to their 11th Champions League triumph last season and takes the top individual honour in the game from Messi , who was runner-up.
The Portuguese, who could not attend the awards in Paris because he is in Yokohama, Japan, for Los Blancos’ Club World Cup semi-final against Club America: “I never imagined winning this trophy four times. I’m really happy and fulfilled.3Ronaldo helped Real Madrid beat neighbours Atletico in Champions League final
“When it’s the first time the emotion is always special. But I feel today like I did in 2008.“I have the opportunity to thank all of my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people who helped me to win this individual award.
Ronaldo won Euro 2016 with Portugal in the summer
Ronaldo helped Real Madrid beat neighbours Atletico in Champions League final