- Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo is the winner of the 2016 FIFA Ballon d'or award, according to Spanish press
- The reports say that Ronaldo has already been chosen ahead of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann
- Cristiano Ronaldo has already won the award three times
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been reported to have won the 2016 FIFA ballon dO'r award ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi who is also a strong contender for the coveted award.
According to reports in the Spanish Press, it was stated that Cristiano Ronaldo has already been chosen to win the award ahead of long-time rival Lionel Messi who has won the award on a record 5-time and Luis Suarez who has never won the award.
It was explained that the Portuguese will be favored to win the award after helping Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League last season and also leading Portugal lift the 2016 European Championship in France.
The report also suggested that the former Manchester United star will be announced as the winner of the award on Monday, December 12.
Ronaldo, 31, has previously won the award three times, and he will face stiff competition from Barcelona duo of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.