Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time – and the second year in a row.
Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in 2015.
Last season, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and their first La Liga title since 2012.
“This is something I look forward to every year,” he said.
“Thanks to my Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level.”
Pundits have said that World Football has been about these two legends for the past 19 Years. Here is how the most prestigious award has been rotating between these two: