Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or-Winning Year in Numbers

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorJanuary 13, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best footballer in the world after winning the Ballon d'Or at a gala ceremony in Switzerland.

So what did the Real Madrid and Portugal star do to earn this accolade and dethrone Lionel Messi?

The numbers tell the story.

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