Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi to win 2016 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon d’Or, being his fourth time.

The excited player said, “I never thought in my mind to win four times the Golden Ball, so I am so pleased and so happy.

“I have the opportunity to thank all my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people and players who helped me to win this individual award.

“As you can imagine I feel so proud and happy to receive this amazing and beautiful ball, I am so happy, ” he said on SkySports.