Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016, beating the other two finalists Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The Real Madrid star has had a incredible year, winning the Champions League, Euro 2016 and the FIFA Club World Cup.
As you can imagine Ronaldo fans were ecstatic to hear the news of his win and went all out on social media to express their joy!
FIFA Player of Year vote breakdown:
Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54%
Lionel Messi: 26.42%.
Antoine Greizmann: 7.53%.
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) January 9, 2017
Ronaldo was elected the best player in the world 😬😬 pic.twitter.com/gyeh6dr5JL
— barbara (@woamendes) January 9, 2017
His name is Christiano Ronaldo.
No unpaid taxes
No indecent beards
CR7: Certainly #Thebest
— TALKACTIVE (@ItsMrCJN) January 9, 2017
— Noah (@____Noah___) January 9, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo: “I'm sorry that the Barcelona players could not be here"
— RMadridBabe (@RMadridBabe) January 9, 2017
As you can predict, Messi fans were not at all happy with the outcome..
You know that kid who brings the ball to the playground but when things don't go his way he stops the game and goes home? That's Ronaldo.
— Sergi Domínguez (@FutbolSergi) January 9, 2017
No matter what Leo, you're coming above all. Neither 5 Ronaldo's can't come in comparison. Awards are just the mere consolation for others..
— Moreno (@ColchoMoreno14) January 9, 2017
Messi robbed by ignorant managers, under-performing teammates + corrupt organisations through his entire career, yet he's still untouchable.
— James (@GegenExpress) January 9, 2017