Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or, Equals Lionel Messi’s Record

Cristiano Ronaldo (from Portugal) has won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Lionel Messi. The Real Madrid forward was named the winner of France Football’s prestigious award at a ceremony in Paris, France.

The award caps a year in which Ronaldo has won LaLiga, the Champions League and the Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid, as well as helping Portugal qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Messi, the only other player to have won the award since 2008, finished second.
News in-a-line:
Cristiano Ronaldo (from Portugal)- won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time- Equals Lionel Messi’s Record, Messi was second- Nemar third.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Ronaldo previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
  • Messi is from Barcelona.
Source- BBC News

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