It caps a stunning year for the 23-year-old in which he played the starring role as United won the Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup.
His 31 league goals in the 2008-09 season, and 42 in total, won him the European Golden Shoe as the continent's top scorer.
He was also awarded the Ballon d'Or by France Football magazine, and named FIFPro's player of the year.
Premier League players have finished as runner-up before - David Beckham and Thierry Henry both did so twice while Frank Lampard also came second two years ago - but Ronaldo becomes the first to take the top prize.
Ronaldo dedicated the award to his family but also paid tribute to influence of United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
(Source : www.espnstar.com)
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