Ronaldo Wins 2016 FIFA Best Player Award, Ranieri Best Coach

Ronaldo Wins 2016 FIFA Best Player Award, Ranieri Best Coach

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2016 at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich on Monday.

Ronaldo beat off competition from Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann to claim his fourth individual award.


It was a memorable year for Ronaldo as he helped Madrid claim their 11th UEFA Champions League.

He also captained Portugal to the European Championships in France.

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For The Best FIFA Women's Player, USA's Carlo Lloyd was picked ahead of Melanie Behringer of Germany and Bayern Munich, and Marta of Brazil and FC Rosengard.

In December, Ronaldo was awarded the 2016 Ballon d'Or, also finishing ahead of Messi and Griezmann.

Following Leicester City's fairytale run to the English Premier League title, Italian coach Claudio Ranieri was awarded The Best FIFA Men's Coach award.

For the women's category, Silvia Neid of Germany won the award for The Best FIFA Women's Coach after leading the German women's team to the gold medal in the women's football event at the Rio Olympics.

Colombia's Atletico Nacional was awarded with the FIFA Fair Play award while The FIFA Puskas Award went to Malaysia's Mohd Faiz Subri who plays for Penang.

The FIFA Fan Award 2016 was given to the supporters of Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool with Brazil's Falcao clinching The FIFA Outstanding Award.

The Winners

-The Best FIFA Men's Player Award
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/ Real Madrid)

– The Best FIFA Women' Player Award
Carlo Lloyd (USA/Houston Dash)

-The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award
Claudio Ranieri (Italy/Leicester)

-The Best FIFA Women's Coach Award
Silvia Neid (Germany/ German women's national team)

-The FIFA Fan Award
Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool fans

-The FIFA Fair Play Award
Atletico Nacional

– FIFA Outstanding Award
Falcao (Brazil)

– The FIFA Puskas Award
Mohd Faiz Subri (Malaysia/Penang)

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