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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance and Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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    We'll end today's live text there too. Thanks for following along, voting for your favourite strikers and driving me crazy with your terrible lack of geographic knowledge.

    If you joined us late, catch up on all the results here.

    Make sure you visit us tomorrow for live coverage of this weekend's Bundesliga action. See you then!

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    So there we have it. Cristiano Ronaldo wins it.

    One more Ballon d'Or and he'll equal his six-pack. An extremely worthy winner.

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    Regular Jon: 46% votes came from Arsenal/Messi fans, 54% from knowledgable football fans 2 incredible players, but Ronaldo is phenomenal

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    Very good Stephen!

    Of course, we have to say there are more shampoo brands available...

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    Stephen Smith: Never in doubt, guy is a class act, even at his age he's still head n shoulders above the rest.

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    Oh please don't Phil, someone WILL tweet/text asking why Messi wasn't included and I'll have to draw the map out again.

    Don't make me do it, please.

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    Phil Colling: Now waiting for the ‘if it was a world contest then Messi would win it’ folks.

    Ian Finlow: Could Henry not have just nudged the trophy by a hand?

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    Thierry Henry has just checked the BBC Sport website and is not impressed.

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    I wasn't kidding when I said it was close!

    Cristiano Ronaldo beat Thierry Henry with just 54% of the votes. Almost a victory in the penalty shootout.

  10. BreakingCristiano Ronaldo wins!

    He's a born winner.

    Cristiano Ronaldo beats Thierry Henry in the final to win BBC Sport's best european striker since 2000 - as voted for by you.

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    Here we go!!!!

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    SMS Message: I demand a recount on Ibrahimovic vs Shearer. Theres no way that should even have been close let alone Ibra winning. Ibrahimovic is a top quality striker but Big Al is a legend of the game! from Liam in South Yorkshire
    Liam in South Yorkshire

    Just checked for you Liam. Sorry, he still lost...

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    The votes are in... it's VERY close!

    Winner announced at 17:45.

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    Kloppotime: If it's based on Premier League, then Henry obviously. All time is Cristiano.

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    Graeme Wallace: Where's Drogba, Weah, Brazilian Ronaldo, Van Basten, Klose...

    Oh Graeme. Europe and 21st century are answers for the first five. Klose? He just didn't make the cut. But he was CLOSE.

  18. Votes CLOSED

    Your work is done. Your blood, sweat and tears and have gone into today's tournament.

    After the votes have been counted, we'll announce the winner at 17:45 BST.

  19. Last chance to vote!


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    PJ: Unbelievable no need for a poll on this Ronaldo is head and shoulders above Henry