Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA best player

Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA best player

Real Madrid and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoinne Griezmann to clinch the 2016 FIFA player of the year award while Leicester City’s manager Claudio Ranieri was named as the coach of the year following Leicester City’s remarkable performance in the English Premier League last season which saw the foxes lift the title.2016 proved to be one of the most successful year’s for Ronaldo after he helped Real Madrid lift the champions league and later rescuing Real Madrid with a hat-trick in the final club world cup as well as captaining Portugal towards the euro 2016 trophy.

Colombian side Atletico Nacional also won the fair play award for their part in the aftermath of the Chapecoense plane crash which killed 19 people were they gave away the title to Chapecoense football club whom they were to battle with in the Copa Sudemericana final.