Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

Jan 10, 2017 09:16 IST

Ace Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on 9 January 2017 was honoured with the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award in Zurich, Switzerland.

Ronaldo garnered 34.54% of total votes to grab the title. He beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who scored 26.42% of total votes, and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (7.53% of total votes) to the prize.

Also, the votes from over 45000 players around the world selected the FIFA FIFPro World11 as the dream team of 2016.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Other awards:

• The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016: Carli Lloyd
• The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016: Claudio Ranieri
• The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016: Silvia Neid
• The FIFA Puskas Award 2016: Mohd Faiz Subri
• FIFA Fan Award 2016: Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters
• FIFA Fair Play Award 2016: Atletico Nacional
• FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career: Alessandro Rosa Vieira

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About Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer.

He plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

He is a forward and captains the national team.

He won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2008. He won the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014.

In 2016, he was awarded his fourth Ballon d'Or, the most for a European player in the history of the award.

He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards.

About Best FIFA Football Awards

The Best FIFA Football Awards are an association football awards presented annually by the FIFA.

The award aims at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football 's Ballon d'Or in 2010.

The first award ceremony was held on 9 January 2017.

The selection criteria for the players of the year were: sporting performance, general conduct on and off the pitch from 20 November 2015 to 22 November 2016.

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