Dribbler, dribbler on the ball... who's the best footballer of them all? A question that has been asked zillion times in the past decade and the front-runners have always been either Christiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. This year it's the man from Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo was named Fifa men’s player of the year at football's governing body’s annual ‘The Best’ football awards, which took place in London on Monday night.
Ronaldo retained the title he won in 2016, finishing ahead of Lionel Messi, again. He took 43.16% of the total votes of national team players, coaches, media, and fans. This year Ronaldo won a Champions League and La Liga double with Real Madrid. His two goals against Juventus in Cardiff helped Real achieve European supremacy for the 12th time. This after his hat-trick had demolished Atlético Madrid in the semi-finals.
But at 32, how long can he possibly keep the momentum going?
“I don’t know, I just enjoy the moment, the moment is great. I feel happy, I’m 32 and have won best player in the world and I’m so glad. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next year. I just try to focus on the moment," he said at the press conference.
Ronaldo has won every major football tournament in the world. But the World Cup is one that has eluded him his entire career. Portugal is the defending European champions and has qualified for Russia 2018 as well. This could be the last chance for CR7 to lift the cup.Meanwhile back at the awards, Lionel Messi, again, was second for the second time in two years. It was later revealed that neither Ronaldo nor Messi thought one another to be the best player for the past year.