Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or

By Charlene
13 January 2014

And so the favourite took home the award! Cristiano Ronaldo ended the four-year dominance of Lionel Messi when he was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or in Zurich.

The tearful 28-year-old Real Madrid star had been the overwhelming favourite to pip Barcelona and Argentina star Messi, winner the previous four years, and France's Franck Ribery, who won the treble with Bayern Munich in 2013.

The Portugal captain couldn't hold back tears as he took to the stage. He even brought up his cute son.

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