Cristiano Ronaldo has been rewarded the 1st prize in Ballon d’Or for the second time, one more than Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi won the 1st place in Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2nd place in 2008 and 2016 & 3rd place in 2007. Cristiano Ronaldo won the 1st place in Ballon d’Or in 2008 and 2016, & 2nd place in 2007 and 2009.
Ronaldo called it “a dream come true again” as he took his award on Monday. He won the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and then led Portugal to their first major Euro 2016 title.
Ronaldo’s, now 31, main rival is Lionel Messi, but the Barcelona and Argentine star had to relinquish the crown after a less-than-stellar year. Ronaldo was the firm favorite to win, having ousted Messi by a vote count of 745 to 316.
Denying any wrongdoings and to put aside the allegations, he published his financial records last week, showing he earned 227 million euros last year. “He who owes nothing, fears nothing”, claimed Ronaldo. He is currently the highest-paid sportsman in the world.
Real Madrid told that Ronaldo has signed a new five-year contract, and had enjoyed a sensational year in the team. Read the full article here.