Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi for back-to-back #FIFABest men’s player award wins - Newsalert NG

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi for back-to-back #FIFABest men’s player award wins



Cristiano Ronaldo has won back-to-back Best FIFA Football Awards in London.

The Real Madrid superstar won the first of the new version of the world’s best player prize back in January and has repeated the feat less than a year later.


Lionel Messi and Neymar rounded out the three-man shortlist for the award. which was presented by Brazlian legend Ronaldo and Diego Maradona.

“Thank you for voting for me,” Ronaldo said.

“A mention for Leo and Neymar for being here.

“Thanks to Real Madrid teammates, coach and president they support me throughout the year.

“We are in England for the first time, I am really glad, it is a great moment for me.

“FIFA gives opportunity to the fans. I have fans around the world I appreciate that.

“It is great to be here around these great players, and this (Maradona) great player.”

Holland star Lieke Martens won the women’s player of the year.
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