Paris: Soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo today has been conferred with the title of the 2016 Ballon d’Or for the fourth time. The only player to have got the award more than him is Lionel Messi who has the honor of being the title holder for five-time.
Taking Real Madrid to their record 11th Champions League trophy and Portugal to its first European Championship it was all praise for the striker Ronaldo as he managed to score 51 goals in 54 games this year.
“This has been the best year of my career from both a team and individual level,” Ronaldo said in an interview recorded earlier at the Santiago Bernabeu. “To win the title for Portugal was what was left to achieve on my resume and it was one of the most important moments.”
“This is a dream come true and it is the fourth time. I feel very proud. This win is for my teammates in both the club and the national team. It is incredible to earn this trophy again,” Ronaldo said.