The Portuguese, who has three wins in total, and is the only player to have made the shortlist every year since UEFA created the award in 2011.
Liverpool will come up against Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli in a nightmare Group C.
The 33-year-old then joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a KSh 13.9 billion deal and the Italian side also felt CR7's performances last season warranted the award.
With back-to-back-to-back titles, they are the kings of this competition and continue to dominate.
Group E also has three former European champions - Bayern Munich, Benfica and Ajax Amsterdam - alongside AEK Athens.
They will face group-stage debutants Hoffenheim as well as Lyon and Shakhtar Donetsk, coming up against the latter for the second year running. Those of us below them have to try and get closer, but it's a big gap to close.
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Atletico Madrid, AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund were drawn together in an evenly-balanced Group A completed by Club Bruges.
Monaco did not make it out the group stages a year ago after their 2017 semi-final, and Dortmund failed at the same stage.
They will kick off their quest for European glory at Anfield on September 18 against PSG, and it will see two of the world's best attacking lines do battle in what should be a spectacular goal-fest on Merseyside.
"Facing Madrid is always great".
"Napoli, we beat them in pre-season but it goes without saying these two games will be completely a different challenge".
Lokomotiv Moscow, seeded in the top pot as Russia's champion, will play Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray in Group D.
UEFA plans to use video assistant referees (VAR) in the Champions League from next season but is unlikely to use the technology this term, even in the final, its president Aleksander Ceferin said on Friday.