Cristiano Ronaldo overcame the challenge from Lionel Messi and Neymar to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday.
The Portuguese forward, who won last year’s inaugural award, fired Real Madrid to the La Liga title and scored 12 goals as the Spanish giants won the Champions League.
Ronaldo won the inaugural Best FIFA men’s player of the year award last year following the end of a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and France Football’s Ballon D’Or.
The 32-year-old previously won the FIFA World Player of the Year award, the precursor to the Best FIFA award, in 2008.
Amazing feeling to have won this award again. Want to dedicate to my family, my friends, my teammates and coaches from both Real Madrid and Portuguese NT and everyone who supported me. pic.twitter.com/umpYMo1JZg— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 23, 2017
He has now won the last two FIFA men’s trophies as well as three of the last four Ballon D’Or awards.
Congratulations, #CristianoRonaldo! 🙌Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2017 🏆 pic.twitter.com/agzK4mBaci— #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) October 23, 2017
600 – Ronaldo scored his 600th goal in his professional career -club and country (June 3rd 2017 Vs Juventus in the #UCL Final). #TheBest pic.twitter.com/vjo4bNBWJe— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 23, 2017
Bravo @Cristiano #Ronaldo, #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2017! 👏👏👏🏆 #UCL ✓⚽ #UCL top scorer ✓🏆 La Liga ✓🏆 Club World Cup ✓ pic.twitter.com/QvJE6n9ZgY— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 23, 2017
Ronaldo’s 2017 has been better than yours #TheBest pic.twitter.com/LNIzTVDWy4— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 23, 2017
@Cristiano the best player in the world again ❤️❤️❤️— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) October 23, 2017
Ronaldo winning back-to-back World Best Awards in his 30s. Talk about greatness. Talk about Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/FeaRMc3iVy— Astorre Mendieta (@Cerebrone) October 23, 2017
Back-to-Back UCL ✅Back-to-Back UEFA Best Player ✅Back-to-Back FIFA #TheBest ✅ One and only Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/Mejr8XCOF9— TheCRonaldoFan (@TheCRonaldoFan) October 23, 2017
-Ronaldo Player of the Year-Zidane Coach of the Year-Marcelo, Modric and Kroos also in the WorldXI.Some year for Real Madrid.— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) October 23, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo wins The Best award.Messi second and Neymar third. Congratulations all. pic.twitter.com/vSZLZSLDJM— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) October 23, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in 2017:48 apps44 goals10 assists4 trophies1 UEFA Best Player1 FIFA The BestRoom for more. 😏 pic.twitter.com/i3339XeBbL— InfoCristiano (@InfoCristiano) October 23, 2017
The reason why Ronaldo the best this year. Show him some love 🙌 #TheBest pic.twitter.com/ZOTS7DWqUr— Mehwish Ijaz (@MehwishIjazi) October 23, 2017
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