Talk about scoring a major goooal! Once again, Cristiano Ronaldo defeated literally every other soccer player in FIFA. This time, he took home the prestigious Player Of The Year Award on Jan. 9, leaving his rival, Lionel Messi, far behind!
For the 500th time, Cristiano Ronaldo heard the announcer shout ‘goaaaaal!’ The 2016 Ballon d’Or winner netted his 500th club goal during Real Madrid’s game against Club America on Dec. 15 – and he made it look so, so easy. Click to watch.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins again! After taking home the Champions League and Euro 2016 trophy, the Real Madrid star now has a new award: the 2016 Balloon d’Or! Despite efforts from his rival, Lionel Messi, it was Ronaldo who was crowned the best soccer player in the world!
And the winner of the Ballon d’Or is…no longer a secret! The name of the player that’ll take home soccer’s top individual prize was reportedly leaked ahead of the official announcement. So, did Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or someone else win?
It’s the biggest ‘What If?’ in soccer: what if Cristiano Ronaldo played for Barcelona instead of for their bitter enemies, Real Madrid? That fantasy almost came true, according to Joan Laporta, who said Barca came so close to signing Ronaldo in 2003!