Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2017 Ballon d’Or
For the fifth time and the second-straight year, Cristiano Ronaldo has won soccer’s highest individual honor.
Ronaldo beat out Lionel Messi and Neymar for the 2017 Ballon d’Or, tying him with Messi for the most Ballon d’Or’s in history. Neymar finished third in the voting followed by Gianluigi Buffon, Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos, Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante, Robert Lewandowski, and Harry Kane in that order.
The former Manchester United winger had quite the year in 2017, leading Real Madrid to four titles including La Liga and the UEFA Champions League for the second-consecutive season. In 2017, he’s scored 29 goals in 43 matches in all competitions.
Ronaldo accepted his award from midway up the Eiffel Tower in France.