Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hailed Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal superstar won the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or, saying "justice has been done."
He said on his club's website: "Justice has been done because he's the best player in the world.
"He's an example to everyone.
"We Real Madrid fans are very happy and it's a special day for us all. When the best player is chosen once a year, it's an honour to have him in our team.
"I don't want to exaggerate, but this is not just about the Ballon d'Or but also about the recognition for a leader in football who always want to achieve more."