Cristiano Ronaldo wins Fifa Ballon d’Or

Updated: January 12, 2015

Real Madrid attacker and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the best player in the world for 2014 by national team captains, coaches and journalists, with Lionel Messi placing second and Manuel Neuer third

Ronaldo enjoyed a successful year(2014), in which he guided Real Madrid to Champions League glory by netting a record 17 goals in a season, and earned 37.66 per cent of the votes.

he also played an integral part in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey win by netting three goals in six appearances, even though he missed the final against Barcelona due to injury.

On an individual level, the 29-year-old won the Liga top scorer award by scoring 31 goals in 30 appearances, which also saw him crowned joint-winner of the European Golden Shoe together with Luis Suarez.

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