Christiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the fifth Ballon d’Or of his career, equalling Lionel Messi’s record after a season that saw him lead Real Madrid to their 12th Champions League title.
The 32-year-old, who moved level with Messi at the top of the all-time Champions’ League group stage goalscorers leaderboard on Wednesday after helping Madrid to beat Borussia Dortmund, was presented with his award in Paris having just pipped his perennial rival.

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