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2016 Memorable Year for CR7

Ronaldo will remember 2016 for reaching the pinnacle on three fronts: for club, for country and individually.

By Sports Reporter 

He was crowned a European champion for both Real Madrid and Portugal – with victory in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA EURO 2016 – and the legendary No7 further rubberstamped his place in the annals of footballing history by being named the world’s best player for the fourth time.

Cristiano clinched the Champions League crown by defeating city rivals Atletico before lifting his country’s first major trophy in France as Portugal’s captain.

With his irrepressible thirst for goals, power and speed, Ronaldo continues to amass silverware and records in abundance – and is the inaugural The Best FIFA Men’s Player.

Key statistics:
The individual winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 were determined through a combined voting process, in which 50% of the decision was based on the votes of captains and head coaches from national teams all around the globe. The other 50% was split between an online public ballot of football fans and votes by a select group of media representatives from all around the world.

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54% of total votes
Lionel Messi: 26.42% of total votes
Antoine Griezmann: 7.53% of total votes

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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