Cristiano Ronaldo Granted the Award to Best Soccer Player
09 de enero de 2017, 17:06Zurich, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese forward player Cristiano Ronaldo was given today at the TPC Studios in Zurich the Best Player of the Year award during 2016, granted for the first time by the International Football Association (FIFA).
Ronaldo became the first soccer player winning that award, which was named from 1991 to 2010 as FIFA World Player, before the union of this organization with the magazine France Football (2010-2015) to give a unique prize called the Golden Ball.
RonaldoÂ´s award joined a period full of prizes, since he won for the fourth time the Golden Ball given by the French magazine and also the best player in the season granted by the Union of European Football Federations (UEFA).
He was also selected to make up the ideal eleven-member team of UEFA and the one made up of the players around the world, while winning the prize awarded to the best soccer player by magazines Marca and La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Ronaldo overcame Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi and French Antoine Griezzman, similarly to what happened in the 2016 Golden Ball competition.
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