Twitter reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo winning fourth Ballon d'Or award
From being a needle thin teenager at Sporting Lisbon, Cristiano Ronaldo has become a monster throughout his career.
It has been an incredible year for Ronaldo at club and international level, but individually too, as the Portuguese star claimed a fourth Ballon d’Or award.
For Real Madrid, Ronaldo won his third Champions League before then going on to help Portugal win their first ever European Championship.
The 31-year-old will take a great amount of pride in beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the award.
But in Messi’s defence, the Argentine has five Ballon d’Or triumphs in total, so Ronaldo still has work to do if he wishes to equal or better such a feat.
“I need to thank my teammates. I am so proud and happy,” Ronaldo said after winning the award.
Below we have collected some of the best reactions from Twitter. Whether you agree or not with Ronaldo winning the 2016 Ballon d’Or, reach out to @freebetscouk on Twitter and let us know why.
Ronaldo in 2016:— Freebets.co.uk (@freebetscouk) 12 December 2016
Champions League ?
Ballon d'Or ???? pic.twitter.com/nmq1wOdoXR
I'm just sat here thinking about the 10 years of absolute greatness between Ronaldo and Messi while some like to argue who is better.— CR (@CR689908) 12 December 2016
While Messi was pathetically retiring for Argentina, Ronaldo captained Portugal to their first ever major trophy. A true leader.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) 12 December 2016
What a year it's been for Cristiano Ronaldo. ??? pic.twitter.com/VbbzK4yN3d— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 12 December 2016