Cristiano Ronaldo has won 2016 Ballon d’Or

After achieving the feat in 2008, 2013 and 2014, it appears that Cristiano Ronaldo is on course to become 2016’s Ballon d’Or winner.

A sensational year in which the Portuguese striker has won the European Championship with his country as well as the Champions League with Real Madrid, sees Ronaldo add a fourth award to his collection.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the staff of France Football will carry out an interview and take the traditional photos with the player on Thursday, so he will know before the announcement on Monday that he has triumphed over Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

In a special program that will start at 17.30 CET on Monday, the French magazine will reveal the positions in which the final 30 nominees have finished, and leave the announcement of the winner until just before the end of the programme at 20:00 CET.

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