Cristiano Ronaldo is quite simply the king of football. The madridista forward has picked up the Ballon d’Or 2017, making it two in a row and a total of five in his sparkling career. France Football magazine, the publication charged with presenting the prestigious accolade, has chosen the Portuguese ace as the best player in the world for yet another year. He was presented with the prize at an illustrious gala held at the Eifel Tower in Paris, which boasted the presence of a significant Real Madrid entourage, headed by the president, Florentino Pérez. Cristiano received 946 points to get the better of Messi and Neymar in a vote by journalists from 176 countries.