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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or

December 02, 2008 09:51 IST

Manchester United and Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the 2008 Ballon d'Or, French magazine France Football said on its website (http://www.francefootball.fr ) Tuesday.

The gong, formerly known as the European Player of the Year award, was voted on by 96 journalists from all over the world following a poll organised by France Football.

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