Ballon d’Or win for Cristiano Ronaldo

December 2, 2008 | Filed Under: UK Box Update 
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Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or  today. Ronaldo was the front runner  to  win, after scoring 42 goals in last season as Manchester United won both the Premier League and the Champions League.Lionel Messi  was 2nd, with Fernando Torres  came 3rd.

The Manchester United ace became the third Portuguese player to have won it after the Inter man and the legendary Eusebio.

The Madeira-born winger scooped the prestigious award on Tuesday morning to make history for his country and join two legends of the game.

Figo is delighted and proud of his successor and he sent a special message to Ronaldo from Inter’s Appiano Gentile training ground.

“I am full of pride and happiness that the Ballon d’Or went to Cristiano Ronaldo,” Figo is quoted as saying on

“He is the third player in the history of Portuguese football to have conquered it after Eusebio in 1965 and myself in 2000.”

Watch the video below paying respect towards the great player

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  • Gonzo59

    No way, Mr Beckham, Ronaldo is very very far from Eric “the King” Cantona.

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