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CR7 wins 4th Ballon D'Or

France Football names Cristiano Ronaldo as the 2016 Ballon D'Or winner

December 12, 2016 By Oscar Rojas
The Portuguese ace led Real Madrid to win their 11th UEFA Champions League, while being crucial for Portugal's 1st-ever UEFA Euro title

After all that was said and done, Cristiano Ronaldo's achievements with his teams granted him his fourth-ever Ballon D'Or trophy.

In a year where almost every individual statistic had Lionel Messi as the leader, Cristiano Ronaldo's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Euro trophies were too hard to overlook, and considering the key role he played in both accomplishments, the Portuguese ace secured the coveted award.

Here's how France Football's Twitter feed announced the winner.

France football decided to take another approach to reveal the winner once they announced their partnership with FIFA would come to an end. Once they revealed they would tell the world who the winner was by 19:00 hrs GMT, the world saw their Twitter feed reveal the final standings of the ballot with a series of posts on their social media account.

Gareth Bale made it to the 6th spot.

Riyad Mahrez & Jamie Vardy were paired up at 7th & 8th spot respectively.

Pepe shared the 9th spot with legendary goalie Gianluigi Buffon

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang barely missed making the Top ten.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was named as the 12th best footballer of 2016.

Manchester United's aces, Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Paul Pogba, ended up being voted as the 13th & 14th best footballers in the world.

Two-time Copa América winner Arturo Vidal reached the 14th spot alongside Pogba.


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