Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi & Antonnie Griezmann To Win His Fourth Ballon d'Or

3 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
-- Online (m) at 12-12-2016 09:11PM

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or for a fourth time tonight. He previously won the award in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Ronaldo enjoyed a successful 2016 winning the European Championships with Portugal and the Champions League with his club, Real Madrid.

He still trails rival Lionel Messi who has five awards to his name but has now won three of the last four Ballons d'Or as he looks to catch up with his illustrious rival.


The suspense was killed after the official website tweeted Ronaldo had won before revealing who finished in the 2nd to 5th spots.

Gareth Bale finished in 6th place after a fine season for both club and country.

Elsewhere on the list, Leicester duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were recognised for their efforts in their club's unlikely title winning campaign finishing in 8th and 7th spots respectively.

Previous winners of the Ballon d’or after Cristiano Ronaldo won the award for a fourth time today;

1956: Stanley Matthews (ENG)

1957: Alfredo Di Stefano (ESP)

1958: Raymond Kopa (FRA)

1959: Alfredo Di Stefano (ESP)

1960: Luis Suarez (ESP)

1961: Omar Sivori (ITA)

1962: Josef Masopust (CZE)

1963: Lev Yashin (USSR)

1964: Denis Law (SCO)

1965: Eusebio (POR)

1966: Bobby Charlton (ENG)

1967: Florian Albert (HUN)

1968: George Best (NIR)

1969: Gianni Rivera (ITA)

1970: Gerd Mueller (GER)

1971: Johan Cruyff (NED)

1972: Franz Beckenbauer (GER)

1973: Johan Cruyff (NED)

1974: Johan Cruyff (NED)

1975: Oleg Blokhin (USSR)

1976: Franz Beckenbauer (GER)

1977: Alan Simonsen (DEN)

1978: Kevin Keegan (ENG)

1979: Kevin Keegan (ENG)

1980: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (GER)

1981: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (GER)

1982: Paolo Rossi (ITA)

1983: Michel Platini (FRA)

1984: Michel Platini (FRA)

1985: Michel Platini (FRA)

1986: Igor Belanov (USSR)

1987: Ruud Gullit (NED)

1988: Marco van Basten (NED)

1989: Marco van Basten (NED)

1990: Lothar Matthäus (GER)

1991: Jean-Pierre Papin (FRA)

1992: Marco van Basten (NED)

1993: Roberto Baggio (ITA)

1994: Hristo Stoichkov (BUL)

1995: George Weah (LBR)

1996: Matthias Sammer (GER)

1997: Ronaldo (BRA)

1998: Zinedine Zidane (FRA)

1999: Rivaldo (BRA)

2000: Luis Figo (POR)

2001: Michael Owen (ENG)

2002: Ronaldo (BRA)

2003: Pavel Nedved (CZE)

2004: Andrei Shevchenko (UKR)

2005: Ronaldinho (BRA)

2006: Fabio Cannavaro (ITA)

2007: Kaka (BRA)

2008: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

2009: Lionel Messi (ARG)

2010: Lionel Messi (ARG)

2011: Lionel Messi (ARG)

2012: Lionel Messi (ARG)

2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

2015: Lionel Messi (ARG)

2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)



-- diutopep (f) at 12-12-2016 09:21PM
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A Big Congratulations To you CR7!
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-- diutopep (f) at 12-12-2016 09:26PM
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I knew it before now that Messi and Co can't take it away from you...
Keep working harder Okay!
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-- mavcorner (f) at 12-12-2016 09:45PM
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Congrats Ronaldo, but come to think of it, is it Ronaldo and Messi birthright?

When Messi was charged for the tax evasion suit, I knew then that he won't win the award. Better luck next year, Messi.
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-- concentrate (m) at 12-12-2016 10:08PM
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that's my man. CONGRATULATIONS! It's a honour well deserved.
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-- tommy70 (m) at 12-12-2016 10:16PM
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CONGRAT
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-- kison (m) at 12-12-2016 10:54PM
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-- 419BigBoy (m) at 12-12-2016 11:04PM
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must be nice racking up anoda trophy
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-- Tripleflash (m) at 12-12-2016 11:09PM
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Congratulobia! Ur head dey dia jare
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-- Raphkomo (m) at 13-12-2016 01:42AM
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congratulations
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-- gogoman (m) at 13-12-2016 05:49AM
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NA WA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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-- chimexcel (m) at 13-12-2016 07:44AM
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When hard work and talent speaks
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-- CHRISETTE (f) at 13-12-2016 08:07AM
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Happy for him
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-- jeroba1 (m) at 13-12-2016 08:57AM
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gud congrats.
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-- kacylee (f) at 13-12-2016 09:34AM
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way to go CR7, u are my all time Champ!!!

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-- emytex74 (m) at 13-12-2016 09:48AM
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CR7 congrats my guy
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-- chimexcel (m) at 13-12-2016 04:33PM
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Meritorious
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