Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was named the FIFA Player of the Year 2016, beating arch rival Lionel Messi.
Earlier he already won the Ballon d'Or award, former Manchester United player helped Portugal win the Euro 2016, beating France in the final and led Real Madrid to yet another UEFA Champions League title, the Undecima (11th European title).
Messi wasn't even present at the awards ceremony after his club Barcelona had reportedly asked him not to travel following the side's 1-1 draw against Villareal in La Liga.
Besides Ronaldo and Messi, French and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann was also in the reckoning of the title.
Argentina and Barcelons superstar Messi had a forgettable 2016, in which also retired and came back from International duty after losing the Copa America title for Chile in the final.
FIFA Men's Player of the Year vote breakdown:
Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54%
Lionel Messi: 26.42%
Antoine Griezmann: 7.53%BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS