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Cristiano Ronaldo bones Lionel Messi with fifth Golden Ball

Cristiano Ronaldo is Thursday night in Paris for the fifth time in his career, as winner of the Ballon d’or, the prize for the best footballer on the European fields.

Cristiano Ronaldo with his fifth Golden Ball. © AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo is Thursday night in Paris for the fifth time in his career, as winner of the Ballon d’or, the prize for the best footballer on the European fields. Ronaldo took it for the Argentinian Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar. Kevin De Bruyne was the first countryman on the fourteenth place, Eden Hazard was nineteenth, Dries Mertens 29th.

Ronaldo won the trophy previously in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Messi was the best in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Recordtransfer Neymar completed the podium, the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric. .

Results:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Por/Real Madrid)

2. Lionel Messi (Arg/FC Barcelona)

3. Neymar (Bra/FC Barcelona-PSG)

4. Gianluigi Buffon (Ita/Juventus)

5. Luka Modric (Kro/Real Madrid)

6. Sergio Ramos (Spa/Real Madrid)

7. Kylian Mbappé (Fra/Monaco-PSG)

8. N’Golo Kanté (Fra/Chelsea)

9. Robert Lewandowski (Pol/Bayern Munich)

10. Harry Kane (Eng/Tottenham)

11. Edinson Cavani (Uru/PSG)

12. Isco (Spa/Real Madrid)

13. Luis Suarez (Uru/FC Barcelona)

14. Kevin De Bruyne (BEL/Manchester City)

15. Paulo Dybala (Arg/Juventus)

16. Marcelo (Bra/Real Madrid)

17. Toni Duckweed (Ger/Real Madrid)

18. Antoine Griezmann (Fra/Atlético Madrid)

19. Eden Hazard (BEL/Chelsea)

20. David De Gea (Spa/Manchester United)

21. Leondardo Bonucci (Ita/Juventus-AC Milan) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gab/Borussia Dortmund)

23. Sadio Mane (Sen/Liverpool)

24. Radamel Falcao (Col/AS Monaco)

25. Karim Benzema (Fra/Real Madrid)

26. Jan Oblak (Sln/Atlético Madrid)

27. Mats Tiny Toddlers (Ger/Bayern Munich)

28. Edin champions ‘ manager insists (Bos/AS Roma)

29. Dries Mertens (BEL/Napoli) and Philippe Coutinho (Bra/Liverpool) (SPN, GEN, MAK, en)

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