Santiago Bernabeu Honours Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon D'Or Victory

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 25, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 25:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF holds the Ballon d'Or 2013 award prior to he start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 25, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured at the Bernabeu on Saturday for capturing football's biggest prize, the Ballon d'Or, and the Madrid fans celebrated the Portuguese superstar's prize as such. 

The Bernabeu pays tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/qSRBVZReRC

— Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) January 25, 2014

A noble celebration for Ronaldo, sure. But for a man with so much bravado and penchant for theatrics, we expected a little bit more than a simple "CR7" being formed in the stands. This is a man who opened up a museum in his own honour, after all.  

Ronaldo with Ballon d'Or pic.twitter.com/qd3Kiypt81

— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) January 25, 2014

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