It was an open secret, but it’s now official. Cristiano Ronaldo wins his fifth Golden Ball and punctuates his beautiful year after winning the 2017 Champions League and La Liga with Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, finished for the second consecutive year, top scorer in the C1, with 12 goals, just ahead of his rival Barça, Lionel Messi. His double in the final of the Champions League against Juventus in Cardiff, is still in everyone’s memory especially since it allowed Real Madrid to stay on the roof of Europe.
He won the most prestigious individual awards for the second time in a row and returned to Lionel Messi, winner each 5 times. This year, the Portuguese had already received the Fifa Award for Best Player of the Year 2017.
So, will the hegemony between these two outstanding footballers end in 2018? Messi, author of an exceptional start to the season with Barça has already taken a step ahead but the World Cup in Russia should be decisive.