Xabi Alonso felt for Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after he was snubbed for the Ballon d'Or.

Barcelona rival Lionel Messi won the award for the fourth time.

Xabi said: "Cristiano Ronaldo was not able to win the Ballon d'Or but we know he is a fantastic player and capable of anything. For me it is an honour to be here for a second year as part of the world team."