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Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Perez

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the Ballon d'Or more than anyone else, according to club president Florentino Perez.

Ronaldo inspired Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League triumph, his brace guiding his team past 10-man Juventus 4-1 in Saturday's decider.

It capped off a memorable campaign during which Zinedine Zidane's men won four trophies, including LaLiga.

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.

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Casemiro and Marco Asensio were also on the scoresheet for Madrid in Cardiff, after Mario Mandzukic's stunning overhead kick had Juve level at the break.

Perez was predictably delighted, saying: "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."