Working Hard Like Ronaldo
Congrats Christiano Ronaldo! The famous soccer player from Portugal beats Lionel Messi this year and wins the 2016 Ballon d'Or, the fourth time he has received the award.
Christiano Ronaldo, who previously won the award in 2008 as well as in 2013 and 2014, when it was officially the FIFA Ballon d'Or, is only the second player to win it a total of four times. He is trailing only Messi's record of five. It has been a memorable year for Ronaldo who won the Champions League with Real Madrid and the European Championship with Portugal -- the country's first major footballing silverware. He works hard for his success and he deserves it 100%.
"It is a special moment. It means that all my sacrifice was worth it. I feel very happy to win this. I worked very hard. A lot of people helped me get here, and it is not easy to get here. You can count on one hand players who maintain this level year after year. I am one of them, and that is a source of pride for me." - Christiano Ronaldo
Here are the full rankings:
1: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ Argentina)
3: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ France)
4: Luis Suarez (Barcelona/ Uruguay)
5: Neymar (Barcelona/ Brazil)
6. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid / Wales)
7. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester / Algeria)