Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards.
Delighted to win The Best FIFA award. Wouldn't be possible without my teammates, coaches and you who support me every day. Thanks everyone! pic.twitter.com/1E1VkaYbTu— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 9, 2017
Ronaldo beat off competition from Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual awards which saw him lead Madrid to Champions League glory and captain Portugal to their first ever major international triumph at Euro 2016.
“There were many doubts, many campaigns against me from inside and outside football,” Ronaldo told Spanish radio station COPE.
“They wanted to hit me from all sides and the truth is The Best was The Best and that is me, so I am very happy.
“They wanted me to feel bad, but as I have said ‘he who owes nothing, fears nothing in life’. As always, I have shut up a few mouths once again,”