Ronaldo FIFA player of year, joins Messi as 5-time winner

Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA's best player award.

The Real Madrid forward was crowned player of the year on Monday at the FIFA Best ceremony at the London Palladium theater attended by runner-up Messi and third-placed Neymar.

Cristiano Ronaldo (L) poses for a photograph with partner Georgina Rodriguez (R) and his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. (AFP)

Ronaldo shakes hands wit Lionel Messi during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London. (AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after winning The Best FIFA's Player Award. (Reuters)

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Lionel Messi speaks with former Argentina player Diego Maradona before the start of the awards (Reuters)

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Idris Elba, acting as host, poses for a selfie photograph with Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi , Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, AC Milan and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, Real Madrid and Brazil's defender Marcelo, Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil defender Dani Alves, Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andrés Iniesta, Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar and Real Madrid and Croatia's midfielder Luca Modric, with their awards as members of the team winning the FIFA FIFPro World11 award 2017. (AFP)

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