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

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 06:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 6, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK 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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