In his winning speech, the 31-years-old Ronaldo said in Portuguese,
“Wow! Wow! Wow! I will never forget 2016, it was a magnificent year at personal as well as sporting level.”
He also thanked his team-mates, family and his whole staff. The award was based on votings. Ronaldo got 34.54% of total votes while Messi stood behind him with 26.42% and Griezmann was third at 7.53 percent.
FIFA also congratulate him on Twitter:
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) January 9, 2017