Cristiano Ronaldo presents his 3rd Golden Ball to Teammates in Training

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training at Real Madrid a hero after winning the Ballon d’Or award for a second successive year.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo Shows off his Golden Ball in Training 

The Portuguese superstar showed off the shiny golden award to coach Carlo Ancelotti and his team-mates after seeing off competition from Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the world’s best player crown for a third time.

He was joined by James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and Sergio Ramos, who also had silverware to show off after Monday night’s glittering ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.

Colombian star Rodriguez won the Puskas Award for best goal following his sensational strike against Uruguay at the World Cup last summer.

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Ramos and Kroos, meanwhile, were named in the FIFA FIFPro World XI for 2014 along with Angel di Maria, who moved from Real to Manchester United over the summer.

Despite leading Real to their elusive 10th European Cup success, Ancelotti missed out on the coach of the year award which went to German World Cup-winner Joachim Low

Ronaldo, 29, was the hot favourite to claim the main prize after an outstanding 2014 that saw him score 61 goals for club and country, provid 22 assists and claim nine club and individual honours.

He played an integral part as Real won the Champions League, rounding off a 4-1 win over city rivals Atletico Madrid in May’s Lisbon final.

Real also won the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. Averaging a goal every 62 minutes in La Liga during the calendar year of 2014, Ronaldo also claimed the top scorer trophy.  

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