Cristiano Ronaldo ties Messi with fifth Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo tied Lionel Messiwhen he beat out the Barcelona star to win the 62nd Ballon d'Or award.



Both players have won the award five times -- the most of any player -- accounting for the winners of the last trophies.

2017 Ballon d'Or top 10:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Lionel Messi
3. Neymar
4. Gianluigi Buffon
5. Luka Modric
6. Sergio Ramos
7. Kylian Mbappe
8. N'Golo Kante
9. Robert Lewandowski
10. Harry Kane

Ronaldo, who helped Real Madrid win the 2017 Champions League and La Liga, took the award, voted upon media (one juror per country) from around the world, for the second year in a row and fourth time in the last five years.

Ronaldo also won the award in 2008 with Manchester United.

Ballon d'Or winners:
1956 -- Stanley Matthews, Blackpool
1957 -- Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid
1958 -- Raymond Kopa, Real Madrid
1959 -- Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid
1960 -- Luis Suarez, Barcelona
1961 -- Omar Sivori, Juventus
1962 -- Josef Masopust, Dukla Prague
1963 -- Lev Yashin, Dynamo Moscow
1964 -- Denis Law, Manchester United
1965 -- Eusebio, Benfica
1966 -- Bobby Charlton, Manchester United
1967 -- Florian Albert, Ferencvaros
1968 -- George Best, Manchester United
1969 -- Gianni Rivera, AC Milan
1970 -- Gerd Mueller, Bayern Munich
1971 -- Johan Cruyff, Ajax
1972 -- Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich
1973 -- Johan Cruyff, Barcelona
1974 -- Johan Cruyff, Barcelona
1975 -- Oleg Blokhin, Dynamo Kiev
1976 -- Franz Beckenbauer, Bayern Munich
1977 -- Allan Simonsen, Borussia Moenchengladbach
1978 -- Kevin Keegan, Hamburg
1979 -- Kevin Keegan, Hamburg
1980 -- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich
1981 -- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich
1982 -- Paolo Rossi, Juventus
1983 -- Michel Platini, Juventus
1984 -- Michel Platini, Juventus
1985 -- Michel Platini, Juventus
1986 -- Igor Belanov, Dynamo Kiev
1987 -- Ruud Gullit, AC Milan
1988 -- Marco Van Basten, AC Milan
1989 -- Marco Van Basten, AC Milan
1990 -- Lothar Matthaeus, Inter Milan
1991 -- Jean-Pierre Papin, Marseille
1992 -- Marco Van Basten, AC Milan
1993 -- Roberto Baggio, Juventus of Turin
1994 -- Hristo Stoitchkov, Barcelona
1995 -- George Weah, AC Milan
1996 -- Matthias Sammer, Borussia Dortmund
1997 -- Ronaldo, Inter Milan
1998 -- Zinedine Zidane, Juventus
1999 -- Rivaldo, Barcelona
2000 -- Luis Figo, Real Madrid
2001 -- Michael Owen, Liverpool
2002 -- Ronaldo, Real Madrid
2003 -- Pavel Nedved, Juventus
2004 -- Andriy Shevchenko, AC Milan
2005 -- Ronaldinho, Barcelona
2006 -- Fabio Cannavaro, Real Madrid
2007 -- Kaka, AC Milan
2008 -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United
2009 -- Lionel Messi, Barcelona
2010 -- Lionel Messi, Barcelona
2011 -- Lionel Messi, Barcelona
2012 -- Lionel Messi, Barcelona
2013 -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
2014 -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
2015 -- Lionel Messi, Barcelona
2016 -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
2017 -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

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