Ballon d'Or 2017: Ronaldo crowned as winner and top 30 revealed in full

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France Football revealed the identity of the best player on the planet, with a 30-man shortlist being narrowed down to just one winner

Cristiano Ronaldo has come out on top in the Ballon d'Or 2017, pipping rival Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar to the award.

The Real Madrid star claims the title for the fifth time in his career, equalling the Barcelona man's record.

Messi took second in Thursday's award reveal, organised by France Football, while his former team-mate at Barcelona took third. 

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Gianluigi Buffon and Luka Modric complete the top five after another fine year for Juventus and Real Madrid respectively.

Check out the top 30 candidates below and tell us if you agree with the rankings!


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Position Player Club
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
2 Lionel Messi Barcelona
3 Neymar Paris Saint-Germain
4 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus
5 Luka Modric Real Madrid
6 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
7 Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain
8 N'Golo Kante Chelsea
9 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich
10 Harry Kane Tottenham
11 Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain
12 Isco Real Madrid
13 Luis Suarez Barcelona
14 Kevin De Bruyne Man City
15 Paulo Dybala Juventus
16 Marcelo Real Madrid
17 Toni Kroos Real Madrid
18 Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid
19 Eden Hazard Chelsea
20 David De Gea Man Utd
=21 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund
=21 Leonardo Bonucci Juventus / AC Milan
23 Sadio Mane Liverpool
24 Radamel Falcao Monaco
25 Karim Benzema Real Madrid
26 Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid
27 Mats Hummels Bayern Munich
28 Edin Dzeko Roma
=29 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool
=29 Dries Mertens Napoli

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