|An emotional Cristiano|
And few would deny the Real Madrid star's been the planet's best in the last twelve months. Messi's progress was hampered by hamstring injuries and though Franck Ribery won five titles as the best player in the best team, Ronnie remains the talisman who lights up the Bernabeu and Portugal every time he plays.
Who voted for who? This always makes interesting reading and as you skate down to England, coach and captain were united in Ron - but have a look at Stevie G's controversial choice for third!