Cristiano Ronaldo hopes Lionel Messi rivalry continues following Ballon d’Or 2017 win

Cristiano Ronaldo after winning his fifth Ballon d'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or (Getty)

Cristiano Ronaldo says he hopes his battle with Lionel Messi continues after winning the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

The Real Madrid forward was named as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

He finished ahead of great rival Messi to draw level with the Barcelona forward on five Ballon d’Or victories.

After collecting the award, Ronaldo spoke of his joy at yet another individual gong.

‘I feel very happy, it’s a fantastic moment in my career, I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,’… Read the full story

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