Cristiano Ronaldo named Player of the Year

(L-R) Irina Shayk and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid pose during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d?Or Gala 2012 on January 7, 2013 at Congress House in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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The FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 Men's Football World Player of the Year has been announced and the winner is Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo beat out Franck Ribéry and Lionel Messi for the prestigious award. Messi has won the award for the past three years, but this year Ronaldo was the overwhelming favorite in the voting.

Congrats CR7! Take a look at photos of the soccer star over the years.

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