“It’s a very special moment for me, winning another Ballon d’Or after being in the audience watching Cristiano win the last two years.

“I want to thank all who voted for me and my teammates who without none of this would be possible.

“I want to thank football for everything it has brought me – both bad and good, it has helped me grow.

“Thank you. ”

Kaka at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony

Kaka at the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony