Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d-Or for the fourth time on Monday night and as usual with all big events people took to social media to express delight or disappointment in equal measure. We take a look at some of the best reaction.
With the win, Ronaldo is now only one win behind his long-time rival Leo Messi.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 12, 2016
The player himself thanked his club and country after helping both to major trophies.
So happy and glad to win. Thanks Real Madrid and Portugal National team.amazing year. Simmmmmmm???????? pic.twitter.com/IQCxOA5PLg
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 12, 2016
His fourth Ballon d’Or win also drew praise from his clubs — past and present.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) December 12, 2016
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 12, 2016
— Sporting CP (@Sporting_CP) December 12, 2016
UEFA also expressed its congratulations after another record-breaking year for the Portuguese legend.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) December 12, 2016
The numbers told a great story:
Wins 3 trophies, scores 55 goals and 17 assists and people still say Ronaldo doesn't deserve the Ballon D'or
— Ryan (@RyanMcN97) December 12, 2016
Some pondered what it would be like without the Messi-Ronaldo rivalry:
One of Ronaldo or Messi would have like 9 Ballon D'or if it weren't for the other. Both gods amongst men.
— BC (@Spursesque) December 12, 2016
Many favoured Lionel Messi.
Messi has been robbed, since when was the Ballon d'or a team award?
— Sam Randall (@SamRandyRandall) December 12, 2016
Wanted to make this my profile pic but Messi has won so many Ballon d’Ors that all 5 don't even fit in ? pic.twitter.com/h9GPJMG4Er
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) December 12, 2016
And some fans considered Luiz Suarez unlucky:
Poor oul Suarez will have to score 200 goals in a season and Ronaldo to break his leg and he might have a chance to win, disgrace
— ?? (@DylanE5555) December 12, 2016
While some fans went a little too far:
i love cristiano ronaldo so much i cannot believe i would die for him ten times
— . (@madridistuh) December 13, 2016
Who was your tip for the Ballon d’Or? Leave your pick in the comments.