Cristiano Ronaldo sheds a tear at Ballon d'Or ceremony

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It all got a much for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after he was named the 2013 Ballon d'Or winner on Monday night.

The Portugal captain picked up the 'best player in the world' award for the second time in his career in Zurich - his previous win came back in 2008 when he was at Manchester United.

He enjoyed an incredible 2013, scoring more than 60 goals over the course of the calendar year for club and country.

He's also enjoyed a revival of sorts in the popularity stakes as well, as the previously petulant playboy has seemingly evolved into an all-conquering part-man part-machine goal-grabbing wonder-player.

And this will surely do that new-found reputation no harm, as the Real Madrid number seven could be seen to be welling up as he collected his award.

He wasn't the only one though - Brazilian legend Pele had tears streaming down his face as he picked up his own lifetime award.

Check out Ronaldo's tears in the clip above and below...

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