The 2013 Ballon d’or awards just took place this evening, We are bringing you the best part of the awards. 
Well, the high point of the Ballon d’or is when the winner of the World Footballer of the Year award  is announced and this year’s award got everyone on pins and needles as people were anxious for the winner more than ever. 
The favourite to win the 2013 Ballon d’or was Cristiano Ronaldo and he got it as expected, Ronaldo has had a phenomenal football year, scoring 66 goals in 56 games in 2013.

The magic moment when he was announced winner

Ronaldo and his trophy… Ballon d’or winner!

He also is the 2nd Portugese player to have won the esteemed award twice. Congratulations Ronaldo, well deserved! Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi also had a fantastic year.

Another highlight of the award is the reveal of The FIFpro World XI :

Neuer; Lahm, Ramos, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves; Ribery, Xavi, Iniesta; Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Messi . It is a formidable team, would be difficult to beat really. Did you notice there was no EPL player on the list? what a shame.
More cute photos from the awards…

Four time ballon d’or winner, Lionel Messi signing autographs 
Barcelona players: Neymar and Dani Alvez at the Ballon d’or gala 
Peace shake? FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Cristiano Ronaldo 
Ronaldo, his son Cristiano Jr and girlfriend, Irina Shyak at the red carpet 
Former team mates: Barca player Dani Alves and PSG player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 
Lionel Messi and girlfriend. Messi’s burgundy suit trended on social media sites 
Ballon d’or Finalists: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery at the award Press Conference earlier. 
photo credit: Twitter, ESPN

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