Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo won the European Footballer of the Year award on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Portuguese star is the first from his country to win the coveted Ballon d'Or award, which is given by  the magazine France Football, since Luis Figo in 2000.

His award comes on the back of exceptional performances for his club side last season. He scored a remarkable 42 times in 49 matches as United secured a memorable league and UEFA Champions League double.