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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for third time
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for third time

Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014 on Monday, earning the title of world's best football player for a third time. He beat Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and four-time winner Lionel Messi in a vote of national team captains and coaches from FIFA's 209 member countries, plus selected journalists. “I want to become one of the greatest players of all time,” Ronaldo said through a translator in his acceptance speech. “Of course, this requires a lot of effort and I hope to get there.” Messi finished second in the voting, with Neuer third. Ronaldo retained football's highest individual honor after scoring 61 goals for...

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