Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or

Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or”

Claims Ballon d'Or award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Messi got 16 per cent of the votes, while Ronaldo's team mate Gareth Bale got 6 per cent. Luis Suarez got 9 per cent. Antoine Griezmann had just 5 per cent.

Never one to play down his achievements, Ronaldo was spotted midweek in training having dyed his hair gold in anticipation and several media outlets published a photo earlier on Monday appearing to confirm he was the victor, before organisers France Football magazine made the official announcement.

Messi missed out on his first global title when Argentina lost to Chile in June's Copa America final - he said that would be his last game for his country, but reversed that decision in August. "I feel so proud and happy". "I hope it continues like this and that the year 2017 will be as good as this one".

The Ballon d'Or Award and FIFA's Best Player Award merged between 2010 and 2015. Soccer's governing body, which relies on the votes of coaches, team captains, journalists and - for the first time - an online poll of fans, will be handing out its own award in January.

Ronaldo is 31, Messi 29, and one has to wonder how long can the two continue to challenge for "their" Ballon d'Or.

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It was with Portugal that Ronaldo achieved one of his greatest feats, helping the nation win its maiden European title after several close calls, including a runner-up finish at home in 2004 when it lost to Greece.

Ronaldo limped off midway through the first half of July's Euro 2016 final, which Portugal won 1-0 after extra time against hosts France but he hobbled back onto the pitch to celebrate his country's first major soccer title.

"To win a title for the first time with Portugal was something that was missing from my resume", Ronaldo said.

Ronaldo also won the European Super Cup with Madrid, as well as UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season, a prize he also won in 2014.

Helps Portugal to the Euro 2012 semi-finals, where they are again knocked out by Spain, this time on penalties.

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