Cristiano Ronaldo named Player of the Year

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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.

(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)
(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)
(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)
L-R Cristiano Ronaldo of Portgal, Leoni Messi of Argentina and Franck Ribery of France attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 press conference with nominees for Men's Football World Player of the Year and World Coach of the Year at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
L-R Cristiano Ronaldo of Portgal, Leoni Messi of Argentina and Franck Ribery of France attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 press conference with nominees for Men's Football World Player of the Year and World Coach of the Year at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
L-R Cristiano Ronaldo of Portgal, Leoni Messi of Argentina and Franck Ribery of France attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 press conference with nominees for Men's Football World Player of the Year and World Coach of the Year at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Model Irina Shayk (R) and football player Cristiano Ronaldo attend Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2011 gala at the French Ambassador's Residence on November 17, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
Model Irina Shayk (R) and football player Cristiano Ronaldo attend Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2011 gala at the French Ambassador's Residence on November 17, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
Model Irina Shayk (R) and football player Cristiano Ronaldo attend Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2011 gala at the French Ambassador's Residence on November 17, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
Sir Alex Ferguson greets Cristiano Ronaldo as the young Portugese player signs for Manchester united at the Carrington Training Ground, Carrington on August 12, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Sir Alex Ferguson greets Cristiano Ronaldo as the young Portugese player signs for Manchester united at the Carrington Training Ground, Carrington on August 12, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Sir Alex Ferguson greets Cristiano Ronaldo as the young Portugese player signs for Manchester united at the Carrington Training Ground, Carrington on August 12, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo as a young boy on January 10, 1987 (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo as a young boy on January 10, 1987 (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo as a young boy on January 10, 1987 (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attend a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees on July 31, 2013 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Caifornia. (Photo by Jon Soohoo/Los Angeles Dodgers via Getty Images)
Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attend a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees on July 31, 2013 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Caifornia. (Photo by Jon Soohoo/Los Angeles Dodgers via Getty Images)
Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo attend a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees on July 31, 2013 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Caifornia. (Photo by Jon Soohoo/Los Angeles Dodgers via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal attends the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 press conference with nominees for Men's Football World Player of the Year and World Coach of the Year at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal attends the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 press conference with nominees for Men's Football World Player of the Year and World Coach of the Year at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal attends the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 press conference with nominees for Men's Football World Player of the Year and World Coach of the Year at the Kongresshalle on January 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF handles the ball beside David Costas of RC Celta de Vigo 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)
Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF handles the ball beside David Costas of RC Celta de Vigo 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)
Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF handles the ball beside David Costas of RC Celta de Vigo 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)
Cristiano Ronaldo laughs during a First Team Training Session at Carrington on January 14, 2004 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo laughs during a First Team Training Session at Carrington on January 14, 2004 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo laughs during a First Team Training Session at Carrington on January 14, 2004 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
A portrait of Cristiano Ronaldo during the Manchester United official photo-call at Old Trafford on August 11, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
A portrait of Cristiano Ronaldo during the Manchester United official photo-call at Old Trafford on August 11, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
A portrait of Cristiano Ronaldo during the Manchester United official photo-call at Old Trafford on August 11, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid attends "Cristiano Ronaldo Al Limite" documentary premiere at Vistalegre stadium on September 7, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid attends "Cristiano Ronaldo Al Limite" documentary premiere at Vistalegre stadium on September 7, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid attends "Cristiano Ronaldo Al Limite" documentary premiere at Vistalegre stadium on September 7, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal U17 during a training on July 20, 2001, Portugal. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal U17 during a training on July 20, 2001, Portugal. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal U17 during a training on July 20, 2001, Portugal. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his team's fifth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 24, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his team's fifth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 24, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his team's fifth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 24, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sporting de Gijon at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sporting de Gijon at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sporting de Gijon at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Mdrid CF at Camp Nou on October 7, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Mdrid CF at Camp Nou on October 7, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Mdrid CF at Camp Nou on October 7, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring Real's 6th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring Real's 6th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring Real's 6th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo officially launches his CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo underwear line with a private event in Madrid on October 31, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images For CR7)
Cristiano Ronaldo officially launches his CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo underwear line with a private event in Madrid on October 31, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images For CR7)
Cristiano Ronaldo officially launches his CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo underwear line with a private event in Madrid on October 31, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images For CR7)

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