‘A huge honour to win Ballon d’Or’

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the winner of the 2013 Ballon d’Or, and has admitted it is a ‘huge honour’.

The Real Madrid forward beat Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery to the FIFA prize, and an emotional Ronaldo thanked a host of people at the ceremony in Zurich.

“I want to thank colleagues, my family – it is a huge honour,” he said. “It was very hard to win this award.

“It’s thanks to the President and a lot of other people that I’m here.

“I also want to mention Eusebio.”

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