During a very emotional night, it was Cristiano Ronaldo who was able to edge out Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery to win the Balon d’Or 2013!

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Many expected it but no one could possibly anticipate what was about to happen as Cristiano Ronaldo’s name was called as the winner of the prestigious trophy. The Portuguese kissed his girlfriend, Irina Shayk, stood up, and walked towards the stage in disbelief and pride as he thanked everyone handing him the trophy. He then stood at the podium and everyone could see the tears in his eyes as he was grateful and proud to receive the trophy he was trying so hard to receive. After five years of extremely hard work and dedication, the trophy is with the player who really is the best in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo really deserves this award and it was great to see him finally win it as he will surely continue to try staying on top and show everyone what he is really capable of as a player and a person. Messi got second place while Ribery was in third.

To see some of the major highlights of the gala, click on the video!

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