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Football: Tweet tributes as Ronaldo named World Player of the Year for 2nd time

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his son Cristiano Ronaldo Junior after receiving the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his son Cristiano Ronaldo Junior after receiving the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Fifa President Sepp Blatter (centre) and 2014 World Cup mascot Fuleco after being awarded the Fifa Ballon d'Or 2013 in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Fifa President Sepp Blatter (centre) and 2014 World Cup mascot Fuleco after being awarded the Fifa Ballon d'Or 2013 in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo cries after receiving the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year from Brazilian football legend Pele (right) and France Football president Francois Moriniere (back, right) during the Fifa
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo cries after receiving the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year from Brazilian football legend Pele (right) and France Football president Francois Moriniere (back, right) during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo delivers a speech after receiving the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo delivers a speech after receiving the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the Fifa Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was named Fifa World Player of the Year for the second time on Monday. 

Ronaldo was also voted Fifa Player of the Year in 2008, before Argentinian Lionel Messi went on to win the award four years in a row. 

Following the announcement, fellow football stars took to Twitter to congratulate and praise the new Player of the Year.