Cristiano Ronaldo wins Fifa best player award

  • 10 January 2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world's best player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich.

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

Ronaldo also won the Ballon d'Or for the fourth time in December.

The former Manchester United forward had been the favourite to win the award after a year of big wins.

He lead Portugal to the European Championship, and won the Champions League, and Club World Cup, with Real Madrid.

National team captains voted for both the player and the coach categories alongside journalists and an online poll of fans.

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Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri was named best men's coach, after he led Leicester city to Premier League victory in 2016.

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