The Portugal captain beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the award.
He successfully defended his world player of the year status convincingly with 37.66% of all votes. Lionel Messi – who won four years in a row until Ronaldo beat him last year, was second on 15.76%. He was narrowly ahead of Bayern Munich and Germany keeper Manuel Neuer, who had 15.72%.
Ronaldo received 37.66 percent of total points in the ballot, more than twice as many as Messi, who was second 15.76 percent.