The name that almost everyone’s favorite when it comes to current football scenario is Christiano Ronaldo. This Real Madrid superstar won the FIFA Best Male Player Award for the 4th time and made a record. He beat his rivals Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to win this award for a stellar 2015-16 season, at a glittering ceremony here in Zurich.
Apart from that, he also won the Ballon d’Or, given by France Football magazine, in December for his success in the Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal.
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.