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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates fifth Ballon d'Or by topping Power Rankings

ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh off another Ballon d'Or triumph, tops our list.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

Why he's here: Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d'Or by netting a brace in Real Madrid's 5-0 walloping of Sevilla on Saturday.

2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Why he's here: Messi scored once as Barcelona beat Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday. It was the Argentine's 525th goal for the club, tying Gerd Muller for most goals for a single club in Europe's top five leagues.

3. Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain

Why he's here: The 18-year-old scored one (and would've had a second if not for the woodwork) and assisted on another as PSG beat Lille 3-1 on Saturday.

4. Samir Handanovic | Internazionale

Why he's here: Handanovic made eight saves as he led Inter to a 0-0 draw against serial Serie A winners Juventus on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d'Or with a two-goal performance vs. Sevilla.

5. Nicolas Otamendi | Manchester City

Why he's here: Otamendi scored a goal, started Man City's buildup and stifled his opponents in the 2-1 win at Manchester United on Sunday.

6. Giacomo Bonaventura | AC Milan

Why he's here: Bonaventura scored both of Milan's goals in a commanding midfield performance in Sunday's 2-1 win over Bologna.

7. David Silva | Manchester City

Why he's here: Silva dictated Man City's pace in the derby win at United, as well as snuffing out the hosts' threat in midfield.

8. Son Heung-Min | Tottenham Hotspur

Why he's here: Son was Spurs' central threat, running at defenders and netting a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win vs. Stoke on Saturday.

9. Vincent Aboubakar | Porto

Why he's here: The Cameroon international was directly involved in four of Porto's five goals in Sunday's 5-0 win at Setubal, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist.

10. Houssem Aouar | Lyon

Why he's here: The 19-year-old midfielder scored a pair of goals as Lyon came from behind to beat Amiens 2-1 on Sunday.

Also receiving votes: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Marko Arnautovic (West Ham), Nils Petersen (Freiburg).

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