Cristiano Ronaldo has outshone Lionel Messi after receiving the Golden Foot award.
Despite Messi winning more Ballons d’Or awards than Ronaldo, the Juventus striker can now boast an accolade that the Barcelona forward does not possess in their ongoing battle for footballing supremacy.
In a post to Instagram, the 35-year-old Ronaldo wrote: ‘I am honored to win the Golden Foot award and to be immortalised on the Champion Promenade in Monaco, together with some of the greatest football legends of all time!
‘I am truly humbled and want to thank the fans all over the world for having voted for me’
The Golden Foot, first introduced in 2003, is an award for players aged 28 or above and can only be won by a recipient once in their career.
Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho have all been previous winners of the award and the Juventus frontman looked delighted to join esteemed company.
Only Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored more than the Portuguese talisman, with 47 goals for the Champions League winners and Poland.
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