WHEREAS SACRE - The Portuguese won his third Ballon d'Or on Monday evening in Zurich.
This is anything but a surprise. Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or , the third of his career , in Zurich , Switzerland. Portuguese is well named best player of 2014 , well ahead of Lionel Messi, second , and Manuel Neuer third. CR7 has won the Champions League , scoring 61 goals in 60 matches in 2014 , almost a goal per game. The voters of the Golden Ball therefore not held against the Portuguese from the elimination of the national team in the first round of the World