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Ballon d’Or: Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo beats Barcelona rival Lionel Messi to award

Real Madrid team-mates Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric came sixth and fifth respectively, with Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, N’Golo Kante, Kylian Mappe and Gianluigi Buffon completing the top 10.
And Real manager Zinedine Zidane believes the rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi will go on for years to come.
The Frenchman said this week: "It's true, when we look at their statistics, they're amazing.
"It's surprising to see the amount of goals they've scored, actually. They're two great players.
"One makes the other better and vice-versa. I think it'll continue, this duel, for some time to come."
Here's how the Ballon d'Or top 30 list looks:
29th joint - Dries Mertens (Napoli)
29th joint - Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
28th - Edin Dzeko (Roma)
27th - Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich)
26th - Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
25th - Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
24th - Radamel Falcao (Monaco)
23rd - Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
21st joint - Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan)
21st joint - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
20th - David De Gea (Manchester United)
19th - Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
18th - Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
17th - Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
16th - Marcelo (Real Madrid)
15th - Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
14th - Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
13th - Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
12th - Isco (Real Madrid)
11th - Edinson Cavani (PSG)
10th - Harry Kane (Tottenham)
9th - Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
8th - N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
7th - Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
6th - Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
5th - Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
4th - Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
3rd - Neymar (Paris Saint Germain)
2nd - Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
1st - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

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