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Fifa Ballon d'Or

Updated 5:00 PM ET, Mon January 13, 2014
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Cristiano Ronaldo raises the Ballon d'Or, after being crowned FIFA's best for the second time in his career. Olivier Morin/Getty Images
While the Portuguese star is overcome by emotion, his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr cannot hide his glee at his father's prize. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images
For the first time in five years, Lionel Messi - seen here alongside partner Antonella Roccuzzo - is no longer the world's best in FIFA's eyes. The Argentine, who scored 42 goals in 45 games in 2013, paid a price after suffering an injury during voting time. Martin Rose/Getty Images
This was not a repeat of Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in the 2006 World Cup, but a warmer embrace as the Frenchman hands Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery his FIFA/FIFPro World XI award. Once tipped to win the main prize itself, Ribery eventually finished third despite winning five major trophies in 2013. Olivier Morin/Getty Images
Now-retired Jupp Heynckes receives the Coach of the Year award after leading Bayern Munich to a Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble in 2013. Olivier Morin/Getty Images
Zlatan Ibrahimovic addresses the audience after winning the FIFA Puskas award for best goal, with the Swede's overhead strike against England deemed better than efforts by rivals Nemanja Matic of Serbia and Brazil's Neymar. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images
Brazilian legend Pele cries as he is handed an honorary FIFA Ballon d'Or, with the three-time World Cup winner having been ineligible to win the award during his playing days because he did not play in Europe. Olivier Morin/Getty Images
FIFA president Sepp Blatter speaks during a tribute to the late Eusebio, with the Portuguese forward -- who died earlier this month -- having won the Ballon d'Or in 1965. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images
Having saved two penalties in a 1-0 win over Norway in the final Euro 2013, German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer was crowned the best women's player in the world ahead of Brazi's Marta and American Abby Wambach. She becomes the first goalkeeper to win the female crown. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Former Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit and Brazilian actress, model and TV presenter Fernanda Lima compered the evening at the Kongresshalle in the Swiss city Zurich. FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images
Another Brazilian -- three-time World Footballer of the Year -- Ronaldo was also in attendance, alongside girlfriend Paula Morais. The former forward now works on behalf of Brazil's 2014 World Cup committee.
Afghanistan Football Federation president Karim Keramuddin receives FIFA's Fair Play award after his nation staged its first
home international in 10 years. Played in August 2013, the game ended with the hosts beating Pakistan 3-0.