Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or, beating off stiff competition from the rest of the world’s finest to take home his fourth edition of the trophy. strangely, the announcement of the winner was not at the end, presumably because the winner was leaked, They announced numbers five to two after announcing the Portuguese as the Ballon d'Or winner. Ronaldo's victory further underlined Ballond'Or has become a team prize, than based on individual statistics.

Cristiano Ronaldo praised his teammates who played massive roles in the forward enjoying the most successful year of his career. Ronaldo won Champions League and European Championship in 2016 with Real Madrid and Portugal, respectively.

Ronaldo is now the only European player to win the coveted individual honour four times. Only Lionel Messi has been presented more times than Ronaldo; Messi won the award on five occasions. "This has been the best year of my career from both a team and individual level," Ronaldo continued. "To win the title for Portugal was what was left to achieve on my resume and it was one of the most important moments. But to win Champions League as well with Real Madrid was huge. "It is a huge honour to win the Ballon d'Or. I am very happy. This is a dream come true and it is the fourth time. I feel very proud. This win is for my teammates in both the club and the national team. It is incredible to earn this trophy again."