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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 awardRonaldo has started 2017 with a new award following trophy haul of 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo accepted FIFA's top prize at Monday's ceremony in Zurich, co-hosted by Hollywood actress Eva Longoria.

He received 34.54% of the total vote to beat Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi (26.42%) and Antoine Griezmann (7.53%) of Atletico Madrid and France.

The 31-year-old had a stellar 2016 and he called it "the best of my career."

"I had a lot of doubts but the trophy showed that I lived up to that. After I won what I did, I had no doubts," he said.

"It was a year that was magnificent on a personal level, on a sports level. I would like to thank very warmly everybody who voted for me. To the fans, to the other players, to the media: Thank you."
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