Cristiano Ronaldo wins third FIFA Ballon d’Or

Portuguese and Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo won his third Ballon d’Or on Monday at the FIFA ceremony in Zurich.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the trophy. Pic/ AFP.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the trophy. Pic/ AFP.

The 29-year-old — who played a key role in Real Madrid’s charge to a 10th Champions League trophy — beat eternal rival and four-time winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Germany’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Ronaldo was the star of the night in which Real teammate James Rodriguez won the goal of the year award and Germany’s Joachim Loew was declared coach of the year.

“I never thought I would win this trophy on three occasions,” Ronaldo said in his victory speech, signalling there would be no letup in his quest for football glory.

“I want to be one of the greatest players of all time and of course this requires a lot of effort,” added the Portuguese striker who also won the award in 2013 and in 2008.

Ronaldo led Real Madrid to their 10th European Champions League crown in sensational style in 2014, smashing Messi’s record of 15 Champions League goals in a single season with 17 in just 11 appearances.

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8 thoughts on “Cristiano Ronaldo wins third FIFA Ballon d’Or”

  1. godobaman says:

    Koma akanakhala kuti sapita kuchimbuzi sheee bwenzi maniwa ali dolo koma mhuuuu ndanyiyake aku thoyaz amenewa after kudya sabola 4 match

  2. Wizeman Paul says:

    Well done

  3. chiwaka says:

    I thought this network is meant for the events happening in Nyasaland??? Nanga izinso ndie ziti??? Be resourceful.

  4. A COMMONER says:

    Wish Manuer Neuer got this accolade.

  5. OKAVANGO says:

    Koma akudziwa kuti kwathu kuno kumabwera tima t-shirt taku China tolemba Ronaldo iyeyu?

  6. mthembu says:

    Big up CR7!

  7. Chipoya LJ. says:

    Another product of Sir Alex Ferguson. Mind you, its only Man Utd player from English teams encompassed in this year’s Uefa squad.

    Viva Ferguson! Viva Man Utd!!

  8. Ronaldo deserves. Ndizoti mbobawa ndi mashini,Messi akuchepera kaba. Nanunso osewera a kumalawi limbikirani, sizomangodzimva tikamadutsana.

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