Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Emmanuel Petit says his fellow Frenchman, and former Arsenal team-mate, was 'very disappointed' to be beaten to the 2001 award by the then Liverpool striker
The Real Madrid forward walked away with the top prize for the fourth time in a glittering career, but not everyone thought he was the world's best in 2016
The Real Madrid and Portugal superstar might have come out on top this year, but he faces a stern challenge to retain the lucrative award in 12 months' time...
Monday, December 12, 2016
The Portugal international may not have travelled to Zurich to receive this year's award, but he did his best to recreate past successes with a timid yell
Trying to get the better of his Ballon d'Or rivals is a scary prospect for the Frenchman, who made the podium for the first time in 2016
The Portugal international beat out Lionel Messi for the award, and he admitted that he never imagined he would come to win on four occasions
The Portugal international raised no eyebrows in taking the award once again, but there was plenty of debate over whether he really deserved to be honoured
The Real Madrid forward claimed the prestigious prize for the fourth time on Monday, an unprecedented achievement for a footballer from the "old continent"
The prolific forward has been recognised for firing Real Madrid to Champions League glory before then lifting the European Championship with Portugal