NEWS | 07/12/2017"I'm very happy, it's a fantastic moment in my career", said the Real Madrid star..
Since getting his hands on the last Ballon d'Or, Cristiano has continued to lead from the front for the Whites, winning the Club World Cup, the Champions League, LaLiga, the European Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup. Special praise should be reserved for the closing stages of last season which saw him net a dazzling 16 goals in 10 games to guide Zidane's team to La Duodécima and their 33rd LaLiga title.
Cristiano has now won the coveted trophy in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, adding a fifth Ballon d'Or to his quite remarkable trophy haul. This year he has already been voted UEFA Club Footballer of the Year for the third time, and picked up his second The Best FIFA Men's Player award.
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“I'm very happy, it's a fantastic moment in my career. We had an incredible year, winning the Champions League and LaLiga. On a personal level, I was the top scorer in the Champions League. These collective trophies have helped me win this individual accolade, so I must thank my teammates at Real Madrid and for Portugal, and everyone else who has helped me get here”.
Real Madrid boasted the highest number of players on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or 2017. Three Whites' stars finished in the top ten. Alongside Cristiano, were Luka Modric in 5th place (84 points) and Sergio Ramos 6th (71 points). Meanwhile, Isco received 28 points to finish 12th, Marcelo 16th (21 points), Kroos 17th (20 points) and Benzema 25th (7 points).