Cristiano Ronaldo's Route to Ballon d'Or Glory: Game-by-Game Breakdown

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Route to Ballon d'Or Glory: Game-by-Game Breakdown
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Cristiano Ronaldo has done it—he's displaced Lionel Messi as the Ballon d'Or holder, winning his second title after a gap of five years.

Having won second place in both 2011 and 2012, the Real Madrid and Portugal wide forward put in a consistent calendar year's worth of stellar performances, winning game after game for both club and country on the back of his remarkable goalscoring feats.

Here's a complete game-by-game breakdown of Ronaldo's entire 2013 year, culminating in his prestigious award.

 

Match statistics taken from Squawka.

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