Cristiano Ronaldo Bags Ballon D’Or

Posted: December 1, 2008 in Soccer/Football, Sports
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France Football has just confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the Best Player in the World as he bagged the Ballon D’Or beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool Fernando Torres. The award was confirmed earlier today. France Football Magazine present the trophy based on a poll of 96 top journalists. CR7 have a stellar 42-goal season with Manchester United, netting his second Premier League crown and the Champions League last May. Being proclaimed the best in the world is an honor indeed as he was voted by 77 of the 96 writers as their number one player in this year’s poll. In the past, Ballon D’Or is only given to Europe’s best player, but it has been expanded to include players from all over the world. Each voter names five players on their final ballot, awarding five points to their first choice and one point to their fifth. CR7 was the only name to appear on each of the 96 ballots, polling 446 points out of a maximum 480. Wow what a great year indeed, I just pray that his performance gets better after this and not the mediocre ones we’ve been watching in this past months.

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