Cristiano Ronaldo was award with newly launched FIFA prize, the Portugal is the Best Player of 2016 on the planet. The ceremony of the Best Fifa Football Awards took place in Zurich, Ronaldo beat Messi and Griezmann in online-voting.
On Monday, Zurich welcomed new best footballer of the world, who won the new launched prize from FIFA. Ronaldo has won the new title and became the FIFA best player, after the ceremony Real Madrid forward stressed in his speech that online vote ‘shows that people aren’t blind.’
Cristiano beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to the prize, again, like in December when Ronaldo got his the fourth Ballon d’Or. Now, Mr Ronaldo led Portugal to the European Championship, and won the Champions League, and Club World Cup, with Real Madrid.
Ronaldo: ‘They wanted to attack me from all sides’
The world’s FIFA best player commented his new award on Spanish radio show “El Partidazo,” the 31-year-old footballer said:
‘There were many doubts, and many campaigns against me. Inside and outside of football too. They wanted to attack me from all sides’.
Ronaldo’s personal recognition came after a year in which Real Madrid won the Champions League and Portugal won the European Championship but the forward was also placed under investigation by Spain’s tax authorities, amid reports that at least €150 million of his income had been routed through a British Virgin Islands tax haven.