Cristiano Ronaldo Named World’s Best Player
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s best player at the first ever Best FIFA Football Awards which held in Zurich, Switzerland.
He beat of competition from Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to be named the best player in the world.
This is added to the Ballon d’Or in which he won in December, as both honours giving him recognition for his success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with national team Portugal.
Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world’s best female player for the second time in a row.
The coveted best coach was won by Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri while ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the best female coach award
Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri received the Puskas award for the best goal of the year 2016.
The Best Fifa Football Awards was introduced this year after FIFA quit its partnership with French football magazine and Ronaldo becomes the first recipient of its main prize.
National team captains and managers, and also some selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans were part of the vote for this award as each group counted for 25% of the points.
The final results of the poll show that Cristiano Ronaldo garnered 34.54% of total votes Lionel Messi: 26.42% and Antoine Griezmann: 7.53%.