Cristiano Ronaldo named 2017 FIFA Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the 2017 FIFA Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards at the London Palladium.

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 32, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar to the honour.

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Ronaldo helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17.

Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands was named the world’s best female player.

Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach, Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman won the female coach award, while Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017.

Celtic won the fan award.