The Ballon d'Or is awarded to the best player and is voted by 173 journalists from around the globe.
It means Ronaldo has now won the Ballon d'Or on four occasions, just one behind Barcelona and Argentina legend Messi who remains on five. He adds to the titles he won in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
The 31-year-old superstar won the award after a sensational triumph at Euro 2016 which he captained Portugal in their victory over France in the final back in July. Ronaldo also had a major part in Real Madrid successfully lifting the Champions League last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., was unforgivable. Ronaldo also had to say a few words after picking up the award. 'Great honour to receive my fourth Ballon d'Or,' said Ronaldo.