Going down in the history books as one of the best footballers to have ever played the game.
Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won football's most prestigious individual award -- the (BAL-LON-DOOR) Ballon d'Or -- for the fifth time,.. drawing level with his arch rival Lionel Messi.
The 32-year-old was named the winner at a ceremony in Paris on Thursday.
Ronaldo previously took home the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Messi was second and Neymar was third.
Ronaldo has had an astonishing year, helping Real Madrid win a LaLiga, Champions League and Spanish Super Cup treble.