The FIFA Best Awards held at the London Palladium on Monday, with Ronaldo winning the Best Male Player Award.
It was a night where the players let their hair down, and dressed up to celebrate each other.
There was music, comedy skits and of course some Hollywood stars present.
This is the second time the awards are been held by FIFA, after it ended the Ballon D’Or link to have its own showpiece.
The FIFA Football Award was seen by millions the world over who celebrated the winners and nominees
THE BEST FIFA MEN’S PLAYER
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal and Real Madrid)
He won the Champions League, League title and EUROS with Portugal.
” I want to thank Real Madrid for their support all year. This is a great moment for me. Thank you to all my fans all over the world. I appreciate that. I’m so happy, thank you very much and have a good night.” he said.
He won the inaugural FIFA Best player last year.
THE BEST FIFA WOMEN’S PLAYER
Lieke Martens (Netherlands and FC Barcelona)
She won the Women’s Euro Final with Netherland.
” I want to thank all my team-mates, without you I couldn’t achieve this. Of course my family is a very big part of it. To dad and mom, this one is also for you. Thank you very much!” She said.
FIFA FIFPRO WORLD 11 FOR 2017
The FIFA Best Team in the world this year has 5 Real Madrid Players they include:
Gianluigi Buffon, Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar.
THE FIFA FAIR PLAY AWARD 2017
Francis Kone was the recipient for saving the life of a fellow player on the pitch.
He gave first aid to Bohemians 1905 goalkeeper Martin Berkovec during a Czech League game in February.
THE BEST FIFA WOMEN’S COACH
Sarina Weigman (Netherlands)
She took the team to the final of Euro 2017, and won on home soil.
” Thank you for this award, it’s a great recognition. Without this team and staff, we would not have achieved winning the European championship.” she said.
THE BEST FIFA GOALKEEPER
Gianluigi ‘Gigi’Buffon (Juventus and Italy).
The veteran Italian helped Juventus to a sixth consecutive league title and went 600 minutes without conceding in the Champions League.
” This is a great honour to receive this award at my age! I want to thank my club, my coach and my team-mates, because they help make this possible.” he said.
THE BEST FIFA MEN’S COACH
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).
He led his team to an amazing double, winning the League title and Champions League.
” Thank you very much, this is a very special honour. I would like to thank all of my players who made this possible.” he said.
THE FIFA PUSKÁS AWARD WINNER
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal and France).
He scored the best goal of the year, with a ‘scorpion kick’ against Crystal Palace, New Year’s Day.
” Thank you very much. It’s an honour for me and I’m delighted to receive this trophy in front of legends of football”, Giroud said.
THE FIFA FAN AWARD
They won the fan award after they honoured the club’s 1967 ‘Lisbon Lions’ with a stunning 360-degree card display on the 50th anniversary of their historic European Cup win.
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There were also teary moments this year, Totti’s farewell celebration at Roma was very emotional.
Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.