The Real Madrid forward and Portugal captain was named the victor of France Football's prestigious award at a ceremony in Paris last Thursday night for the second year in a row.
That timid approach allowed Madrid to cruise to victory in the final, and in the process make history.
Madrid are two-time winners of the Club World Cup and Ronaldo talked up the importance of the competition for the European and Spanish champions.
Sergio Ramos has declared himself fit after missing Real Madrid's first match of the FIFA Club World Cup, which he claimed "is like going on a camping trip".
Not since Tele Santana's Sao Paulo side in 1992 and 1993 (under the previous Intercontinental Cup format) had a team been proclaimed world champions for two years running, a distinction also achieved by the likes of Pele's Santos (1962 and 1963), Helenio Herrera's Inter (1964-5) and Milan under the direction of Arrigo Sacchi (1989-90).
The Spanish side were not shy in getting shots away, though a lot of them were from distance and caused Gremio goalkeeper Grohe few problems. It's our fifth trophy this year and now it's time to enjoy it. "We want to give our all and try and lift this trophy", Luan, who won the Olympic Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with Brazil, told press on Friday. Through that the Wales forward scored the match winning goal. In the first half, their ball possession was 74 percent. The Ballon d'Or victor hammered home a right-footed shot from inside the box to level things up in the 53rd minute.