The fans have spoken, with an overwhelming majority of France Football's readers wanting Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to win this year's Ballon d'Or.

Over 63 per cent of readers voted for Ronaldo, with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi (30 per cent) and Xavi (6 per cent) trailing in his wake.

France Football have surrendered the Ballon d'Or to FIFA in recent years, with the award now being voted by coaches of all nations, their captains and some chosen journalists sprinkled around the world.