Stella Dimoko Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi To Win Fifa Best Player Award


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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi To Win Fifa Best Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich.

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann to the prize.

Ronaldo also won the Ballon d'Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal.

Carli Lloyd of the United States was named the world's best female player.

Leicester's Claudio Ranieri was named best men's coach, ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach award, while Penang's Mohd Faiz Subri received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2016.

Hold on... haven't we already had the Ballon d'Or?

We have - but this is different.

For the past six years, the world's best player has received the Fifa Ballon d'Or award.

A version of that prize has been awarded by France Football magazine since 1956, but last year world football's governing body ended its association with that honour.

Instead, it introduced the Best Fifa Football Awards, with Ronaldo the first recipient of its main prize.

Voting for the player and coach categories was by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans.

Each counted for 25% of the points.

2016 was quite a year for Ronaldo.

As well as scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout to win the Champions League, rescuing Real with a hat-trick in the final of the Club World Cup, captaining Portugal to Euro 2016 glory and being recognised with a fourth Ballon d'Or, he now has something Messi does not - the honour of being named best Fifa men's player.

The former Manchester United forward had been the favourite for the award, following a year in which he continued to deliver remarkable statistics. These included:
44 games, 42 goals, 14 assists.
The third best minutes-per-goal rate (83.68) of anyone scoring a minimum of 10 goals across Europe's top five leagues during 2016, behind Luis Suarez (82.57) and Radamel Falcao (59.6).
Finishing top scorer in the Champions League in 2015-16 with 16 goals, seven more than second-placed Robert Lewandowski.

"It was my best year so far," said Ronaldo. "The trophy for Portugal was amazing. I was so happy and of course I cannot forget the Champions League and the Club World Cup. We ended the year in the best way. I'm so glad to win a lot of trophies, collective and individual. I'm so, so proud."

Ronaldo and Messi have a history of not voting for each other for major awards and they continued that habit, both filling their top three with club-mates.

Portugal captain Ronaldo opted for Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos.

Messi, the Argentina captain, went for Luis Suarez, Neymar and Andres Iniesta.


Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54% of total votes

Lionel Messi: 26.42%

Antoine Griezmann: 7.53%

from bbc


Irene B's Blog said...

I don't like but for C.Ronaldo,i'll watch 5 hours of footie straight.
Happy bday,cute guy

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Ronaldo.

Highness Gwen said...

well deserved!

shaybee said...

congrat Ronaldo

messi I love


Ada Amawbia said...

Congrats cr7 he really deserve it bt not fan. Messi for life

LIGHT said...

This guy is what they call raw talent but i love Messi still....Barcelona all the way,win or loose i remain loyal..

Zitel Coconut oil Onitsha 08081725441 said...

Like my brothers do hail him, OTOTO CEE

babyeyez said...

Congrats Ronaldo,you deserve it

chi said...

Messi all the way


Ronaldo! The undisputed champion. The hardworking Ronaldo now has what the super talented Messi doesnt. Nice

Cinnamon Apple said...

The next winner is coming from ChelseašŸ˜ congrats Ronaldo

missylynn said...

Man of the moment
A Legend
Congrats to CR-7

Chilaka Christian said...

CR7 the Greatest

code009 said...

Football ain't my thing. I lost it when I left my ex.

Rocky said...

Messi is still a football god. He has made football an art unlike Ronaldo who is just about the goals

peace maker said...

Good for him

Anonymous said...

Viva Ronaldo!

Cynthia Iyede said...

Congrats to him

Elastic said...

Lols....Yes, Nigeria will also win next world cup.


Pipi Lee said...
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trish said...

Gbagam.Nigeria winning the world cup will just wake the likes of ahmadubello, nnamdi azikiwe and co from the grave lol.@ELASTIC

Anonymous said...

Rocky go hug transformer,rubbish

Isaacson said...

Well deserved Cristiano Ronaldo,but still a die hard fan of messi any day anytime

doctor samba said...

Always been a fan from day 1,congrats Ronaldo

iyke david said...

The KING of football has done it again
Congrats the King!

Oluchi Obioma said...


Anonymous said...

Simply the best..

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