Ballon d’Or 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

The FIFA Ballon d’Or 2016 (“Golden Ball 2016”) is an annual association football award given to the world’s best male player by the sport’s governing body, FIFA, and the French publication France Football since 2010. It is awarded based on votes from international media representatives and national team coaches and captains, who select the player they deem to have performed the best in the previous calendar year. A fusion between the former Ballon d’Or and the men’s FIFA World Player of the Year award, the FIFA Ballon d’Or is considered the most prestigious individual award in world football.

Source: Wikipedia

This time, the award took in count the period between november 22, 2015 and november 20, 2016

There were several candidates for the podium, like Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann, Gareth Bale or Lionel Messi, but the winner is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here you are his stats during the period 11/22/2015 to 11/20/2016, compared with Lionel Messi’s

Individual stats for Ballon d’Or 2016


Club honours for Ballon d’Or 2016

Leo Messi
La Liga winner
Copa del Rey winner
Spanish Super Cup winner
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd position in La Liga
Champions League winner
European Super Cup winner

National team honours for Ballon d’Or 2016

Leo Messi
Centennial Cup America runner-up
Cristiano Ronaldo
European Championship winner

Individual honours for Ballon d’Or 2016

Leo Messi
Most assists in Copa del Rey (6 assists into Golden Ball period)
Top scorer in Copa del Rey (5 goals into Golden Ball period)
Most assists in La Liga (13 assists into Golden Ball period)
3rd top scorer in la Liga (23 goals into Golden Ball period)
3 MVP awards in Centennial Cup America (vs Panama, Venezuela and USA)
2nd top scorer in Centennial Cup America (5 goals)
Picked in Centennial Cup America best XI
One goal and 2 assists in Spanish Super Cup
At the moment, top scorer of the year 2016
At the moment, top assistant of the year 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo
2nd top scorer in La Liga (27 goals into Golden Ball period)
Top scorer in UEFA Champions League (11 goals into Golden Ball period)
2nd top scorer in European Championship (3 goals)
2 MVP awards in European Championship (vs Hungary and Wales)
Picked in European Championship best XI

Their goals and assists, by rival

81 Responses

  1. kb gurung 11 de December de 2016 / 07:09

    messi is best player of the world .

  2. Mayur Jagtap 10 13 de December de 2016 / 15:44

    messi is always the best!!! the main reason why he dint got ballon d’or 2016 is the thing happened in argentina!! messi decided to quit football (internationals) !! many of his fans wer already disappointed by this!!! there was no need to quit!!! but still he is the best !! he was the best!!! and he will be the best!! ronaldo is kool.. but atleast nt better then messi!!!

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