According to him”After I won what I did(European Clubs Champion’s cup and European Nation’s cup ), I had no doubts.

“It was a year that was magnificent on a personal level, on a sports level. I would like to thank very warmly everybody who voted for me. To the fans, to the other players, to the media: thank you.”

Ronaldo himself took to Twitter after receiving the award, commenting: “Delighted to win The Best FIFA award. Wouldn’t be possible without my teammates, coaches and you who support me every day. Thanks everyone!”

The Portuguese superstar was part of a Real Madrid contingent at the awards which included Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo, all of who were included in the FIFPro World XI of the Year.

Boss Zinedine Zidane was also present, but the Frenchman missed out on Coach of the Year to Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri