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Cristiano Ronaldo named The Best FIFA Men’s Player for second year in a row

CR7 2017 BallonDor

  • Cristiano Ronaldo named The Best FIFA Men’s Player for second year in a row
  • The Portuguese forward won a league and continental double
  • Also helped Portugal qualify for Russia 2018 

 

Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year in a row in London on Monday evening, and the Portugal and Real Madrid star shared his thoughts on this achievement with FIFA.com directly afterwards.

FIFA.com: Cristiano Ronaldo, this is the second edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards, and it’s a second consecutive win for you. How do you feel?
Cristiano Ronaldo: It’s a wonderful accolade. I really want to thank my team-mates. It’s a landmark moment in my career; a moment involving intense emotions. 

This is the fifth time that you have been recognised as the greatest player in the world, when the different awards (FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFA Ballon d’Or and The Best) are taken into account. Does this place you among the best players to ever play the game?
I’m happy to have won this award tonight, but what I originally wanted was to make a success of my footballing career and I think I’ve achieved that. Obviously, winning trophies, and being one of the players with the most individual awards in history, is a great source of pride. It’s an unforgettable moment in my life and it motivates me to continue performing at the highest level.

 

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