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Brazil's Ronaldo endorses Cristiano's Ballon d'Or triumph

Brazil's Ronaldo endorses Cristiano's Ballon d'Or triumph

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he is "part of football s history" in an interview published Tuesday a day after he won FIFA s inaugural "The Best" prize for the world s best player in 2016.

Having led Leicester to a shock Premier League win in 2015/16, Claudio Ranieri deservedly picked up the best men's coach award, with former Germany boss Silva Neid named the best women's coach.

Ronaldo after receiving the award said,"2016 was the best year for me".

Messi missed the ceremony along with all other Barcelona players who had been invited.

Barcelona said that today's game against Athletic Bilbao would take priority over the ceremony and that none of their invited players would travel, which disappointed Ronaldo.

Ronaldo will be hoping to add to last month's Ballon d'Or triumph in recognition of his fine 2016.

The match came the day before the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans died. "Ronaldo's top three were Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos, while Messi's were Luis Suarez, Neymar and Andres Iniesta", reports the Daily Telegraph.

Who is Elor Azaria? Israeli Soldier Convicted Over Death Of Palestinian
Heller said Azaria acted contrary to the rules for opening fire and gave testimony that was inconsistent and not credible. Israel's military has said it believes a significant number of them were essentially on suicide missions.

According to a pair of official statements released by the organization on Monday afternoon, Federation Internationale de Football Association has selected both their male and female Players of the Year for 2016.

It caps a remarkable year for the 31-year-old Real Madrid star.

After Messi in 2015, it was Ronaldo's turn to win the Champions League in 2016 as the prolific scorer netted 16 goals in the competition.

"It's nice to win this trophy as it's presented for the first time", he said.

- France captain Hugo Lloris and coach Didier Deschamps put Antoine Griezmann first, but media member Jean Resseguie opted for Ronaldo.

Best FIFA Women's Coach 2016 - The nominees for best coach of the female teams past year are Jill Ellis (United States), Silvia Neid (Germany) and Pia Sundhage (Sweden).

- The FIFA Puskás Award 2016: Mohd Faiz Subri. They beat Iceland fans, nominated due to their Euro 2016 exploits, and ADO Den Haag supporters, who threw cuddly toys from the stands to sick children during an Eredivisie clash against Feyenoord in September.


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