Monday, 23 October 2017

#FIFABest: Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men's Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's best player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London.

The Real Madrid and Portugal star beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain's Neymar to the honour.

Ronaldo, 32, helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17.

Cristiano Ronaldo introduces his son to Lionel Messi at the #FIFABest Awards

Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player, Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane was named best men's coach and Netherlands' Sarina Wiegman the best female coach.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017 for his 'scorpion kick' against Crystal Palace in January.

Celtic won the fan award after they honoured the club's 1967 'Lisbon Lions' with stunning 360-degree card display on 50th anniversary of historic European Cup win.

This was the second edition of the Best Fifa Football Awards, with Ronaldo the first recipient of its main prize in January, at the start of what another hugely impressive year for the forward.

As well as scoring two goals in Real's 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final, the Portuguese also found the net 25 times in 29 appearances as his club won La Liga for the first time in five years.

The Fifa Puskas Award: Olivier Giroud

The Best Fifa Men’s Coach: Zinedine Zidane

The Best Fifa Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon

The Fifa Best Fan Award: Celtic

The Best Fifa Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman

The Fifa Fair Play Award: Francis Kone

The Best Fifa Women’s Player: Lieke Martens

The Best Fifa Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFPRO World 11: Buffon; Alves, Ramos, Bonucci, Marcelo; Modric, Kroos, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo.

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