RONALDO WINS BALLON D’OR | Cristiano Ronaldo has tonight won the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time.


He beat Lionel Messi after a season in which his Portugue side won Euro 2016 and Real Madrid took the Champions League.“A great honour to receive my fourth golden ball,” Ronaldo said upon receiving the award at the Bernabéu. “The emotion is like the first one. It’s the dream come true again. I never thought in my mind to win the golden ball four times so I’m so pleased and happy.

I have the opportunity to thank all my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all the people and players who helped me to win this individual award. So as you can imagine I feel so proud and happy to receive this amazing and beautiful ball.

Ronaldo is in Japan for the Cup World Cup.