Cristiano Ronaldo wins his third Ballon d’Or, retaining the FIFA Ballon d’Or he picked up at last year’s Gala.
He received 37.66% of all votes ahead of Lionel Messi (15.76%) & Manuel Neuer (15.72%).
He commented on this accomplishment:
“I would like to thank all of those who voted for me. It has been an incredible year. I would like to continue the work that I have done so far.
I want to try to improve, to become better as each day goes by. 2014 was full of incredible moments. I never thought that I would bring this trophy back home on three occasions. I want to become one of the greatest players of all time.”