- Brazilain football leagend Pele has taken to Social Media to hail Cristiano Ronaldo over winning his fifth Ballon d'Or
- The Brazilian said that he wished he played in the same team with Ronaldo
- Former teammate of Ronaldo also took to Social Media to hail the Madrid forward
Brazillian football legend Pele has taken time to pay a glowing tribute to 2017 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo saying that he 'would have loved to have played on the same team as him.'
The Portuguese captain beat off competition from Barcelona Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar to bag the prestigious award.
Moments after CR7 lifted the prestigious trophy at a special ceremony at the Eiffel Tower, the man considered to be the greatest ever footballer hailed CR7’s genius.
Pele posted on Twitter: “Congratulations to @Cristiano on winning this year’s Ballon d’Or.
“I would love to have played on the same side as you!”
Ronaldo has now won the Ballon d’Or an incredible five times, equalling the haul won by Messi.
The world of social media was quick to congratulate a player who is now surely in company with the likes of Pele, Maradona and Messi as one of the greatest ever players.
Former team-mate at Manchester United Rio Ferdinand who also took to twitter to hail the man of the moment Cristiano Ronaldo and shared of photo of them both, with the caption: “What a man…. congratulations bro @Cristiano #TheBest #BallondOr”, before sharing a photo of him with the man himself.
And the Eiffel Tower even tweeted out some praise, passing on their “congratulations” on Twitter.
Joe Crann wrote that footie fans should “savour this moment” in recognition of being alive to watch Ronaldo and Messi in action.
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Twitter user “Zack” wrote that Ronaldo was now “the best footballer ever”, while Mario Rodriguez was keen to point out that he had now “won the Ballon d’Or with two different clubs”.
NAIJ.com reported earlier that Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2017 Ballon d'Or award beating off competition from rival Lionel Lionel Messi and PSG star Neymar. The award is Ronaldo's fifth who draws him level with rival Messi for the most Ballon d'Or awards ever.
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