Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon D’Or.
The Portuguese captain who led his country to its first European glory this year and also scored the decisive goal for his club to win the Champions League Cup, was the widely expected winner.
Ronaldo overwhelmingly won with 53 per cent of the votes.
He edged out a mix of players that included rival, Lionel Messi and Barelona’s striker Luis Suarez. Messi got 16 per cent of the votes, while Ronaldo’s team mate Gareth Bale got 6 per cent. Luis Suarez got 9 per cent. Antoine Griezmann had just 5 per cent.
The players in contention were Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Kevin de Bruyne(Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Barcelona), Pepe (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).