FORMER MAN UTD PLAYER CRISTIANO RONALDO HAS BEEN CROWNED BEST FIFA MEN'S PLAYER OF 2016-17
The Real Madrid star has won the award for the second year in a row after leading the Blancos to a Liga and Champions League double
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016-17.
Ronaldo takes home the award for the second year in a row, as he managed to defeat competition from fellow finalists Neymar and Lionel Messi at the awards ceremony in LondonThe 32-year-old turned in another stunning campaign for Madrid in 2016-17 as he led the Blancos to a La Liga and Champions League double, including a brace in the Champions League final against Juventus.
Ronaldo netted 25 times in La Liga last term and added 12 goals in the Champions League to round off another sensational goalscoring season.
Messi, meanwhile, scored an incredible 54 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions last term, but only managed to get his hands on the Copa del Rey with Barca - and it was ultimately Madrid's title wins that assured victory for their star forward.
"Thank you, a lot, to the guys who voted for me. I must also mention Leo and Neymar, for being here," Ronaldo said after recieving the prize.
"Real Madrid - the coach, the supporters and the president - they support all of the year so I say thank you to them.
"I'm really glad to win consecutive awards. This is a great moment for me. Thank you to all the fans around the world for the support. I appreciate that, thank you very much.
"It's great to be here with these great players and I am so happy guys, thanks you so much."The Best FIFA Men’s Player award was initially pared down to a shortlist of 24, which was named in August .
From there, Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar were
named the three finalists in September.
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