Cape Town - Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has labelled himself as the best player in history after winning a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or award.
In an interview with France Football Ronaldo said that he is the best player to have graced a soccer pitch after being named the world's best player in Paris.
"I don’t see anyone better than me. No player does things that I cannot do myself, but I see things others can’t do. There’s isn't a more complete player than me. I’m the best player in history - in the good and the bad moments"
The 32-year-old was the top-scorer in last season's Champions League as Real successfully defended the trophy with victory over Juventus in June, and also led the Spanish giants to their first La Liga title in five years.
"Of course I feel happy. This is something I look forward to every year," Ronaldo said at the ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
"The trophies won last year helped to win this award. Thanks to my Real Madrid team-mates. And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level."
Ronaldo, who also won the FIFA Men's Player of the Year award in October, added the 2017 Ballon d'Or to his previous wins in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
He scored 42 goals in all competitions for Real last season, and also netted 15 times in European World Cup qualifying.