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Ronaldo beats Messi, Neymar to FIFA Men’s Player Award; Zidane, Giroud win

Real Madrid and Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has again been voted ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and PSG’s Neymar as the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year.

32-year-old Ronaldo, who won the award in its maiden edition last year, played a huge part in Madrid winning the La Liga title as well as winning the UEFA Champions League back-to-back.

At the award held on Monday night at the London Palladium, Real boss, Zinedine Zidane and Arsenal forward, Olivier Giroud also picked up the Best Coach and the Puskas awards respectively.

Italian goalkeeper and Juventus legend, Gianluigi Buffon, who was instrumental in his club’s run up to the Champions League final and winning the Serie A title, was voted The Best FIFA Goalkeeper.

In the women’s category, Lieke Martens was voted The Best FIFA Women’s Player for her role in the Netherlands’ women team emerging champions at the 2017 European Women’s Championship.

The coach of the Dutch team, Sarina Wiegman, who led them to victory, got the Best FIFA Women’s Coach award.

Read also: Ronaldo is Ballon d’Or favourite -Isco

There were other awards doled out on the night as the FIFPRO World XI was also announced.

Below are all the winners at the high-profile event:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/Italy)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid/France)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player: Lieke Martens (FC Rosengard/Barcelona/Netherlands)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)

The FIFA Puskás Award: Olivier Giroud (France)

The FIFA Fan Award: Celtic supporters

The FIFA Fair Play Award: Francis Kone ( FC Zbrojovka Brno/Togo)

FIFPRO World Eleven:

(Goalkeeper)
Gianluigi Buffon
(Defenders)
Dani Alves
Marcelo
Sergio Ramos
Leonardo Bonucci
(Midfielders)
Luka Modric
Toni Kroos
Andres Iniesta
(Forwards)
Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Neymar

 

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