Bal­lon PH­WOAR!

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AND the award for best legs in foot­ball goes to... Ir­ish stunna Stephanie Roche!

Two peo­ple who clearly agree are Lionel Messi and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, who were spot­ted check­ing out the 25-year-old ladies striker at the Bal­lon d’Or event on Mon­day.

The Dublin beauty – who plays up front for ASPTT Albi in France and the Repub­lic of Ire­land women’s na­tional team – came sec­ond in the Puskas Award for goal of the year, be­ing nar­rowly pipped by Colom­bia and Real Madrid star James Ro­driguez.

Stephanie landed 33 per cent of the vote after her stun­ning strike saw her bril­liantly con­trol the ball and lift it over the head of a de­fender be­fore lac­ing it into the back of the net with a sweetly-struck left footed vol­ley in the Ir­ish top flight last year.

Ron­aldo took home the cov­eted Bal­lon d’Or for the third time, with Messi com­ing in sec­ond.

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