Twitter was stormed with praises for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after he was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or in Zurich on Monday.
Ronaldo won the title for the first time since 2008 ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.
According to the Metro, stars from across the football fraternity congratulated him on twitter. Some of the tweets are mentioned below.
Congratulations to @Cristiano for his second Ballon d'Or and to Messi and Ribéry for an incredible 2013 #BallondOr-
Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) January 13, 201
Well deserved,Congratulations CR7 #BallondOr?? http://t.co/pl4DXlweJw-
michael essien (@MichaelEssien) January 13, 201
Ronaldo. Really had to be this time. Well done to him. Deserved. #BallondOr2013-
Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) January 13, 201
Ronaldo rightly wins the Ballon d'Or. He had a truly outstanding 2013. Congratulations!-
Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 13, 201
If @Cristiano doesn't win the Balon D'or tonight.....I will run down the street butt naked! Won't be a great sight I tell ya!! Come on CR7!-
Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) January 13, 201
Thoroughly deserved @Cristiano well done!-
Tom Cleverley (@tomclevz23) January 13, 201
Well deserved #CR7 #BallondOr-
Shaun W-Phillips (@swp29) January 13, 201
Congrats @Cristiano ????-
Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) January 13, 201