Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi To Win FIFA Best Player Award


Cristiano Ronaldo capped a memorable 2016 by winning the Club World Cup with Real Madrid

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.

Claudio Ranieri – Best Men’s Coach

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.

Silvia Neid – Best Women’s Coach

Penang’s Mohd Faiz Subri – Puskas Award (Best Goal)