Photo: Sheffield Wednesday star with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ballon d'Or trophy

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Sheffield Wednesday star Jose Semedo caught up with his close pal Cristiano Ronaldo.

This may be the closest a Sheffield Wednesday player gets to the Ballon d'Or trophy for a while.

Midfielder Jose Semedo was pictured alongside Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, congratulating him on winning world football's top individual honour.

It's the second year in a row Ronaldo has won the award, and the third time in his career.

Semedo knows Ronaldo from their time together in Sporting Lisbon's academy, although the Real Madrid star had departed for Manchester United a year before the Owls ace got his first competitive action, out on loan.

He told the Sheffield Telegraph earlier this year that he hoped Ronaldo would come to watch a Sheffield Wednesday game, but needed to fix up a free date in the Portuguese international's schedule.

The 30-year-old ex-Charlton Athletic midfielder has made 20 starts in the Championship this season for Stuart Gray's side, and has one assist to his name.

Semedo's deal at Wednesday expires at the end of this current season, having penned a one-year extension last summer.

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