Ronaldo claimed the award ahead of long time rival Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo and Messi have dominated football’s individual accolades for more than a decade with the Portuguese star winning five Ballon d’Ors – one less than the Barcelona man.
The 35-year-old has enjoyed a trophy-laden career since making his debut in 2002 and that has continued in recent years.
Following success at Manchester united and Real Madrid the forward moved to Italy.
He said on Twitter: “Couldn’t be happier with tonight’s award! As I’m about to celebrate my 20th year as a professional footballer, Globe Soccer Player Of The Century is a recognition that I receive with so much joy and pride!”