Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo cries after winning the 2013 Ballon d’Or award [Pic & video]

Cristiano Ronaldo was a heavy favourite to reclaim the Ballon d’Or after a fantastic end to 2013.

The Real Madrid Portuguese attacker has been unstoppable, despite his club’s lack of trophies.

He couldn’t keep his emotions in, crying upon the news of his victory.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi had won the last four Ballon d’Or awards but finished 2nd in this years vote.

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery won trophies galore this season but could only finish 3rd in the vote.

Congratulations Cristiano!