Updated: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 03:09 | By Agence France-Presse

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2013 Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo ended the four-year dominance of Lionel Messi when he was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or in Zurich on Monday.


Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2013 Ballon d'Or

Brazilian football legend Pele (R) applauds next to Cristiano Ronaldo as he cries after receiving the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 13, 2014

The tearful 28-year-old Real Madrid and Portugal star had been the overwhelming favourite to pip Barcelona and Argentina star Messi, winner the previous four years, and France's Franck Ribery, who won the treble with Bayern Munich in 2013.

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