As the world was waiting with bated breath, the soccer world had been preparing to find out who would win the Ballon d’Or, Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Around 200 top journalists from around the world vote to choose the winner of this great award. And, at the end of the Ballon d’Or 2016 ceremony, the world gets its all new winner, as Christiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or 2016. The top 2 contenders were Ronaldo and Messi, of course, and there have been many speculations in this regard. Messi has had five of these awards, including last year’s, while Ronaldo’s number of Ballon d’Or awards is three.
Ballon d’Or 2016 ceremony: Ronaldo wins the prestigious award amid the festivity
Several questions have been raised among the soccer fraternity, as well as the fans and followers. The world, in fact, is divided into team Ronaldo and team Messi. Ronaldo, despite is injuries and missed matches in the season that went by, has remained the fabourite for this award. And, after the leaked pictures of Ronaldo posing with the Ballon d’Or award became viral, people became sure that the award this year would go to him. In fact, people rooting for Ronaldo had every reason to do so, taking into consideration the wins he and his team have gathered.
On the other hand, Messi’s supporters have felt that the Argentine deserves the award more than CR7. Several other players have also been in the running for achieving this incredible honour, and the Ballon d’Or 2016 ceremony turned out to be a beautiful stage, in honour of all the amazing soccer players of the world, and to remember then for their incredible performances throughout the season.
Amid the pomp and festivity, the Ballon d’Or 2016 ceremony declared Christiano Ronaldo as the winner, and CR7’s haters finally know that despite the ups and downs, Ronaldo is, once again, at the top.