Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo was declared as the winner of Ballon D’or 2016 and lots of awkward faces where got to see in the masses.

By winning Ballon d’Or 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo make it four title count.

Now Ronaldo is only one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year.

Ronaldo has achieved this award Thrice before this. He managed to won this before in 2008, 2013 and 2014.

Real Madrid superstar was not nearby in the talk of Ballon D’or trophy.

Cristiano Ronaldo has faced lots of criticism. Many of his haters argued, why Messi, Suarez and Antoine won’t deserved it …

“ Ronaldo deserves this trophy. Messi might have more goals, Suarez might have good scoring ratio, but Ronaldo has covered this all alone”- says Real Madrid supporters.

Cristiano has won two big and prestigious tittles in this 2016 year. And this two trophies meant a lot for an international football player.

Ronaldo has won “Champions league trophy and Euro 2016 trophy”.

Ronaldo has great achievements for club (Real Madrid) and Country (Portugal) in this recent year .

The Top 5 players of Ballon D’or 2016 are …

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Lionel Messi
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Luis Suarez
  • Neymar

List Of Ballon d’Or winners:

2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

2015: Lionel Messi

2014: Cristiano Ronaldo

2013: Cristiano Ronaldo

2012: Lionel Messi

2011: Lionel Messi

2010: Lionel Messi

2009: Lionel Messi

2008: Cristiano Ronaldo

2007: Kaka

2006: Fabio Cannavaro

2005: Ronaldinho

2004: Andriy Shevchenko

2003: Pavel Nedved

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2016 Numbers:

  • 42 games, 38 goals, 14 assists
  • Third best minutes-per-goal rate – 83.68 – of anyone scoring a minimum of 10 goals across Europe’s top five leagues during 2016, behind Luis Suarez (82.57) and Falcao (59.6)
  • Directly involved in 39 La Liga goals in 30 games – 31 scored and nine assists.

Ronaldo is defined by the numbers he puts up. 567 goals (68 of them for nation)

Ronaldo has lots of honourable awards which he achieved for his clubs and nations.

His closed rival Messi, couldn’t match his success despite winning a league and cups for Barca.

“If Portugal or real Madrid had not won, I would not have won this. The team always comes first”. -says Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, Messi and Antoine Griezmann are the 3 man shortlisted for Best Fifa men’s player of the year award. This award would be presented in Gala ceremony in Zurich on January 9th 2017.

So the question arrives that can Ronaldo pulls down Messi twice in a year.

Vishal Agrawal
I'm Vishal Agrawal from Mumbai. I work with the 120 Media Collective as an associate in SEO & also handle ORM for Taj Gateway Hotel Brand. My hobbies are to play all kind of sports whenever I get the opportunities to explore it.

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