Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid star to be named FIFA Player of the Year

The Player of the Year award would round up an incredible year for the 31-year-old who won two European titles.

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Cristiano Ronaldo play After winning the 2016 Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly won the FIFA World Player of the Year award (Real Madrid)
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been revealed to be the winner of the 2016 FIFA Player of the Year award.

FIFA are hosting their own player of the year award after ending their six-year-old association with France Football, organisers of the Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo has already been named the winner of the 2016 Ballon d’Or and if a report by Mundo Deportivo is anything to go by, the Real Madrid star will win the FIFA Player of the Year award.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2016 (AFP/File)

 

The Player of the Year award would round up an incredible year for the 31-year-old who won two European titles with Real Madrid (Champions League) and Portugal (Euro 2016).

Cristiano Ronaldo play Ronaldo led Portugal to win the Euro 2016 (AFP/File)

 

The same week he was awarded the 2016 Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo also lifted the Club World Cup with Real Madrid and was also named Player of the Tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Ronaldo was named Man of the Tournament as Real Madrid won the 2016 Club World Cup (Instagram/Cristiano Ronaldo)

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In 2016, Ronaldo scored 55 goals in 57 games for Real Madrid and 13 goals for Portugal.

Lionel Messi, his main rival won La Liga and Copa del Rey double with Barcelona but missed out on a trophy with Argentina after losing the 2016 Copa America final to Chile.

Messi was a runner-up to Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or voting.

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