Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been awarded the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament, beating teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Spain international scored his second goal of the tournament with a towering header on Saturday against San Lorenzo as the Santiago Bernabeu outfit recorded a 2-0 win in the final of the competition in Marrakech.
Ramos’ performances were good enough to see him named as the tournament’s best player after the match, with Ronaldo in second place.
Auckland City captain Ivan Vucelich was handed the Bronze Ball after guiding his side to a stunning victory in the third-place play-off.
Ramos, who admitted afterwards that the muscular problem he picked up in the semi-final against Cruz Azul meant he should not really have played, was delighted to see his side round off 2014 with another trophy.
“It’s true, I risked my injury playing today, but I wanted to play this match,” said the 28-year-old post-match.
“This Club World Cup was hard to win for Real Madrid and we are so happy right now.”
“I’m so proud to have helped with those goals, but this is a success for the whole squad.”