Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has been proclaimed the winner of FIFA's The Best, the new award after the association and France Football ended up their partnership for the previous FIFA Ballon D'Or.
Ronaldo will go down in history as the first winner for this new award just two days after he presented his fourth Ballon D'Or to the fans at the Santiago Bernabeu alongside club legends like Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo and Owen, who participated in the event.
The Portuguese star conquered the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Euro, the UEFA Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016 being Real Madrid and Portugal's leader, so him winning both The Best and the Ballon D'Or was not hard to predict.
Ronaldo and Madrid will be hoping to get more trophies this year in order to tie Messi's record-breaking five Ballons D'Or, as team success is always one of the main reasons behind these awards.
Speaking of the ‘team,’ Real Madrid had five players on the FIFPro XI.
#TheBest Here is your FIFA FIFPro @World11 https://t.co/LO8lWBKxpn pic.twitter.com/OPFDHNNWVe— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 9, 2017