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Cristiano Ronaldo named soccer's world player of the year
Cristiano Ronaldo named soccer's world player of the year

Cristiano Ronaldo recently opened a soccer museum is his Portuguese home of Madeira. And Monday he received something special to put in it when he was named winner of the Ballon d'Or, which goes annually to the player voted best in the world. It was an honor the Real Madrid star clearly earned, scoring 66 goals in 56 games for club and country. And many of those goals came on soccer's biggest stages with Ronaldo scoring a record 14 times in Champions League play to help Madrid reach the tournament semifinals. He also scored all four of Portugal's goals in a two-leg sweep of Sweden in a playoff for a spot in this summer's World Cup in Brazil. "I am deeply...

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