I guess we all knew this would happen so lets skip to the speech part of the ceremony but before then here is how it went down in scores ..

Ballon d’Or: Lionel Messi (41.33%) ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (27.76%) and Neymar (7.86%).

Messi’s speech …

“It is a very special moment for me to be back here on this stage, winning again another Ballon d’Or after being there in the audience watching Cristiano win. It’s incredible this is my fifth. It’s much more than anything I’ve dreamed of as a kid. I want to thank everyone who voted for me and I want to thank my team-mates. And lastly, I want to thank football in general for everything it has brought me. Both the bad and the good. Because it has made me learn and grow.”