Cristiano Ronaldo wins his fifth Ballon d’Or, second in a row (PHOTO)

The 32-year-old forward's victory was announced on Europe's top-tier international football tournament UEFA Champions League's Twitter account

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AP/L'Equipe/Franck Faugere

Real Madrid’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d’Or late Thursday.

Ronaldo was recognized as the best performing football player of 2017 at the event organized by French magazine France Football.

The 32-year-old forward’s victory was announced on Europe’s top-tier international football tournament UEFA Champions League’s Twitter account.

With this fifth award he ties his rival Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

In the votes for the Ballon d’Or, Messi came second followed by Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar.

EPA/Faugere Franck: Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker CR7 posing with his trophy after receiving the 62nd Ballon d’Or award in Paris

In 2017, popular CR7‘s Spanish club Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup.

He previously won this award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

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