Cristiano Ronaldo is understandably a happy man, having been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.

The Real Madrid forward saw off competition from Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to claim the award for the third-time overall.

Ronaldo struck 25 goals in La Liga last term, and 12 in 13 matches during Real Madrid's Champions League-winning campaign.

On his Twitter account, Ronaldo, who also won the Best Forward award on Thursday, thanked his family and teammates for their huge contributions to his legendary status.