Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or, bringing him level with Messi
Now, moving on to one of the most anticipated awards in football…
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's best player yet again,... after an unbelievable season with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
His fifth win draws him level with his arch rival Lionel Messi.
Park Se-young has more.
He's going down in the history books as one of the best footballers to have ever played the game.
Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won football's most prestigious individual award -- the Ballon d'Or -- for the fifth time,.. equaling Lionel Messi's record.
The 32-year-old was named the winner for the second consecutive year …at a ceremony in Paris on Thursday.
"Of course I feel happy, it's a great moment in my career and I'm glad. This is something that I (have been) looking forward (to) every year, every season."
Ronaldo has had an astonishing year, helping Real Madrid win a LaLiga, Champions League and Spanish Super Cup treble.
He previously took home the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Messi was second and Neymar was third. No other player has won the award since Kaka in 2007.