7th December, 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo got the better of Lionel Messi once again this year as he won the 2017 Ballon d´Or.
Of course, it was clear that the successes recorded by Real Madrid was surely going to give their talisman a good edge over his rival as he had helped the team to the LaLiga title and very importantly to defend the UEFA Champions’ League title for the first time in the competition’s history.
On the other hand, Lionel Messi and his F.C. Barcelona had the Copa del Rey trophy as the only silver ware they won last year. Messi however on a personal note won the Golden Boot Award for the last season.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest win, he has now equalled Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Or record as both now have five of those titles to their names.
Both players notably have dominated the World’s Best Players Awards for the past ten years now virtually breaking all available records in individual soccer awards.