Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ronaldo is still the World's best player and most popular

Cristiano Ronaldo, award, Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or beating out Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer. The Real Madrid forward has won the award  two years in a row. He got 37.66% of all votes. Lionel Messi is in 2nd with 15.76%, Messi had won the award 4 years in a row until Ronaldo beat him last year. Ronaldo have 52 goals in 43 games in 2014. He lead Real Madrid to its record 10th UEFA Champions League title with a record 17 goals in that competition alone.

Ronaldo got emotional when receiving the award from former France, Barcelona and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, "I would like to thank all of those who voted for me, my president, my coach and Real Madrid. It has been an unforgettable year. To win this trophy at the end of it is something incredibly unique."

Ronaldo also won the award in 2013, and also had both the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008.

Wolfsburg and Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler was given the women's player of the year, while Colombia's James Rodriguez won goal of the year. Germany's World Cup winner Joachim Low won men's coach of the year. Ralf Kellermann was awarded women's football coach of the year after a successful defence of the Champions League.

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