For most of the people 2016 has not been their year, but this is not true for the Portuguese striker. Real Madrid and Portugal forward star Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize held in Zürich.
From winning the Euros , to the Golden Boot , to the FIFA best player of the year’s award, Ronaldo has won it all. Beating Antoine Griezmann every time.
He said: “2016 was the best year of my career.
“It was a year that was magnificent at a personal level and at a sports level,” he added on the stage in Zürich.
Later, he added: “I’d like to thank my team, national team, Real Madrid, my trainer, my family that came here, my son, my brothers. 2016 was the best year of my career, the trophy shows that people aren’t blind and watch the games.
“With everything I won with my national team and club, with great individual performance, I can’t forget this incredible year. Thanks for voting for me.
“I don’t have much more to say, I think the awards speak for themselves. I’m not going to do the scream, just the motion.”
The Best FIFA awards are voted by the national team captains, managers, and journalists, and fans registered on FIFA.com . Each group holding 25 percent of electoral weight based on a player’s performances from Nov. 20, 2015 to Nov. 22, 2016.
Ronaldo earned 34.54 percent of total votes . Whereas, Messi finished second with 26.42 percent and Griezmann was third at 7.53 percent.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements this season are:
- UEFA Champions League ( Real Madrid)
- UEFA Euro 2016( Portugal)
- UEFA best player in Europe
- France football Ballon D’Or 2016
- FIFA club world cup
- The best FIFA men’s player 2016