Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi and Neymar to win Best FIFA Men’s Player award
Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses his rival, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. to claim the Best FIFA men’s player of 2017 for the second year running.
The Football Award held in London palladium on Monday night, drew players and managers from around the world flocked to the London Palladium, suited and booted for the second ever edition of the Best FIFA awards.
And it was Ronaldo who scooped the top award yet again, presented by footballing greats Diego Maradona of Argentina and Brazil’s Ronaldo.
“Thank you for voting for me,” said Portuguese international Ronaldo. “I want to mention Leo (Messi) and Neymar for being here. I want to thank Real Madrid for their support all year.
“This is a great moment for me. Thank you to all my fans all over the world. I appreciate that. I’m so happy, thank you very much and have a good night!”
See the full list of winners below…
Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Women’s Player: Lieke Martens
Men’s Coach: Zinedine Zidane
Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
Puskás Award: Olivier Giroud
Fan Award: Celtic supporters
Fair Play Award: Francis Kone
World11: Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta, Luka Modric; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) October 23, 2017