Cristiano Ronaldo secured his fourth Ballon d'Or title Monday, beating old rival Lionel Messi to the title of world's best footballer over the past 12 months.
Ronaldo has now won just one less Ballon d'Or than 2015 winner Messi, whose Barcelona team beat Real Madrid to the Spanish La Liga title by one point.
Although the 31-year-old had to leave the field after just 25 minutes of the Euro 2016 final against host nation France due to injury, his three goals and three assists had helped drag Portugal to the latter stages of the tournament.
It only qualified for the knockout rounds as one of the best third-placed group teams, drawing with Iceland, Austria and Hungary.
Following the end of its merged agreement with football's governing body FIFA, the 2016 Ballon d'Or award — now run solely by its founder France Football magazine — was decided by a vote of 173 journalists for the 30 nominated players.
In 2010-15, it also featured votes from national team captains and managers.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)
3. Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid)
4. Luis Suarez (Uruguay/Barcelona)
5. Neymar (Brazil//Barcelona)
6. Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)
7. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Leicester)
8. Jamie Vardy (England/Leicester)
9. = Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid)
9. = Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)
Griezmann, who was top scorer at Euro 2016 with six goals for losing finalist France, was third behind Messi in the Ballon d'Or voting.
Messi's Barca clubmates Luis Suarez and Neymar were fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Real's Gareth Bale, a semifinalist at Euro 2016 with Wales.
Ronaldo first won the coveted prize in 2008, doing so again in 2013 and 2014. He and Messi have been the only winners since Brazil's Kaka took the honor in 2007.