Former Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now the first player ever to be nominated for the Ballond’or for 15 years in a row with his appearance today. Although the Portuguese superstar didn’t win the award but he was the first runner up behind his former team mate, Luka Modric.
The Portuguese International has been in the running for the individual award since 2013 when he was still at Manchester United before going on to join Real Madrid later. He also left the Los Blancos after helping them to a record three consecutive champions league win to join Juventus in the summer transfer.
Ronaldo who first won the award as a Manchester United player lost this year’s edition to Modrić who wins his fourth major individual award of the year with the award tonight.