Cristiano Ronaldo wins World best player award

Tuesday 10 January 2017 4 months ago 102   Switzerland/Zurich   Print

Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving World best player award.

Report  Web desk : The Real Madrid and Portugal superstar have been awarded the title of the best player in the world, beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the world best player at FIFA’s annual awards gala in Zurich. The Best player in the world enjoyed a fantastic 2016, and has now beaten his rival Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize. It is a great feeling, as I mentioned many times last year was a dream year, no doubt about that, the striker said at the ceremony shortly before receiving the prize. Ronaldo scored a total of 59 goals for both club and country throughout the 12 months, as his career reached new heights. The Portugal international, despite suffering an injury in the final, guided his country to Euro 2016 glory, scoring three goals and cajoling his team-mates from the sidelines after being stretchered off. The 31-years-old incredible year which also saw him named the world highest paid sports star was capped in December, when he was awarded his fourth Ballon d’Or award. While Messi, the man who has forever threatened to overshadow Ronaldo during an era of individual footballing dominance, scored a sensational 55 goals throughout 2016, he was topped by four goals by Ronaldo, though he did guide Barcelona to La Liga glory.