Cristiano Ronaldo named as 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s Portugal striker, has been named the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player award for a second straight year at the 2017 award ceremony in London, England on October 23, 2017. He is four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17.
Lieke Martens of FC Barcelona and the Netherlands won the best FIFA Women’s Player award and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach and Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman the best female coach. Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017 for his ‘scorpion kick’ against Crystal Palace in January 2017. Celtic won the fan award after they honoured the club’s 1967 ‘Lisbon Lions’ with a stunning 360-degree card display on the 50th anniversary of their historic European Cup win.