Florentino Perez, President of Real Madrid is backing Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award for the fifth time after a sparkling display in Cardiff on Saturday.
Cristiano inspired his side to a second consecutive Champions League triumph, his double guiding his team past 10-man Juventus 4-1 in Saturday’s decider.
Perez believes Ronaldo would be a worthy recipient of a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or, adding to his successes in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
“There is no-one who deserves it more than Cristiano,” he told Atresmedia.
“We are very happy. We have won, we played very well. I wouldn’t know where to start, for the players, the coach, the fans,” Perez added