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FIFA awards 2017: Ronaldo emerges best player

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Real Madrid's striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final on June 3, 2017

-Christiano Ronaldo wins 2016/2017 FIFA best player award for the second consecutive time.

-He beat off competition from Lionel Messi and Neymar to emerge winner.

Real Madrid's striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League final on June 3, 2017

Real Madrid and Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016-17 for the second time in a row.

Ronaldo beat off competition from arch rival Lionel Messi, and fellow finalist Neymar to emerge champion at the ceremony which held in London.

The 32-year-old turned in an amazing performance for Madrid in 2016-17 as he led the Spanish giants to a La Liga and Champions League double, scoring a brace in the Champions League final against Juventus.

The 32-year old Ronaldo scored 25 La Liga goals and 12 goals in the Champions League to lead Real Madrid to a league and champions league double last season.

Speaking after receiving the award, Christiano Ronaldo said:

“Thank you, a lot, to the guys who voted for me. I must also mention Leo and Neymar, for being here,” Ronaldo said after receiving the prize.

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“Real Madrid – the coach, the supporters and the president – they support all of the year so I say thank you to them.

“I’m really glad to win consecutive awards. This is a great moment for me. Thank you to all the fans around the world for the support. I appreciate that, thank you very much.

“It’s great to be here with these great players and I am so happy guys, thanks you so much.”

Other winners on the night were Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who won the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of 2016-17, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, emerged the Men’s Coach of the Year, and veteran Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus was named the Best FIFA Goalkeeper

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