Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, makes a speech after winning the 2014 FIFA World Player of the Year during the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 soccer awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich January 12, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year running and the third overall Monday after a prolific, trophy-filled year with Real Madrid.The Portuguese forward won 37.66 percent of the vote to finish well ahead of Lionel Messi, his bitter rival, who won 15.76 percent. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season as Real secured a record-extending 10th Champions League title and won the King's Cup.Ronaldo first won the award in 2008, when it was run solely by FIFA, and he finished ahead of Messi.Messi won the award four times in a row from 2009 to 2012, with Ronaldo finishing as runner-up on three occasions, before the Portuguese reversed the trend last year.
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