The Best FIFA Football Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo wins “The Best” FIFA Football Award!

After winning Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo completed amazing 2016 with another award, winning "The Best" FIFA Football Award ahead of Lionel Messi.


After winning Ballon d’Or earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo got another personal accolade to demonstrate how great has his 2016 been. He beat Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the prestigious FIFA “The Best” Football Award.


FIFA, the world governing body of football, has got a new set of colossally important gongs to hand out on a yearly basis to the great and good of the sport – ‘The Best Fifa Awards’ after surrendering custody of the illustrious Ballon d’Or. Having merged their ‘World Player of the Year’ award with France Football’s golden ball in 2010, FIFA went back to having their own set of accolades. The two bodies each count the ‘Fifa Ballon d’Or’ awards handed out between 2010 and 2015 as part of their own history.

The Award was awarded on a following criteria – it was 25 per cent a public vote, another 25 per cent of voting rights went to members of the world’s media, while another quarter each went to national team coaches and national team captains. Cristiano Ronaldo received the most votes in total.


Along with the award for the best player that went to Real Madrid and Portugal forward, other awards have been also handed out – as follows:

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

Carli Lloyd (USA)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach

Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach

Silvia Neid (Germany)

The FIFA Fair Play Award

Atletico Nacional

The FIFA Puskas Award

Mohd Faiz Subri (Penang FA, Malaysia)

The FIFA Fan Award:

Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters for their “You’ll never walk alone” rendition:


Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo

Midfielders: Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo

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