New Delhi: Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo reigned supreme once again after he won the FIFA Ballon d`Or award for the second year running and the third overall on Monday.
The former Manchester United player had a trophy laden 2014 and was voted ahead of Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, his bitter rival, and Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the annual poll run jointly by soccer`s governing body and France Football magazine.
Ronaldo thanked everybody and said the year was full of incredible moments.
He posted a video through social micro-blogging site, Twitter.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 12, 2015
His club Real Madrid and several sports personalities across the world lauded Ronaldo for his achievement.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 12, 2015
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) January 12, 2015
Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo, the meritorious winner of the Ballon d'Or!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 12, 2015
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 12, 2015
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) January 12, 2015
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) January 12, 2015
@Cristiano Siiiiiiiiiiiiii hahahaha !!! Top top top !!!!
— Marcelo Vieira (@MarceloM12) January 12, 2015
— Jorge Lorenzo (@lorenzo99) January 12, 2015
— Anthony Pilkington (@Pilkington_11) January 12, 2015
— Andreas Pereira (@andrinhopereira) January 12, 2015
Well done @Cristiano . Much deserved!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) January 12, 2015
— David Alaba (@David_Alaba) January 12, 2015