Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award

Cristiano Ronaldo pipped Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery to be crowned the world's best footballer

updated: January 14, 2014 11:56 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2013, ending Lionel Messi's four-year run as the world's best player.

Ronaldo scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal last year, and his stunning hat trick against Sweden in a decisive World Cup playoff was perhaps the defining individual performance.

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