By Christian Smith
Portuguese and Real Madrid Striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s best male player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London.
Ronaldo who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games took 43.16% of the vote, thereby denying Paris St-Germain’s Neymar and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from taking the prestigious honour previously known as the Fifa Ballon d’Or.
“Thanks a lot for voting for me,” CR7 said at the ceremony which took place at the London Palladium.
“I mention Leo and Neymar, great to be here. Real Madrid supporters, my team-mates, my coach, they all support me all year.
“We are in England for the first time and I win consecutive awards,” he added. “I am really glad, this is a great moment for me. I have fans all over the world.”