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Ronaldo And Messi Completely Snub Each Other As FIFA Releases Full POTY Voting Breakdown

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid receives The Best FIFA Men's Player Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo beat off competition from arch-rival Lionel Messi to win FIFA’s Men’s Best Player of 2016 on Monday evening. The Portugal and Real Madrid forward completed a double, having already claimed the Ballon d’Or last month, with a convincing win against Messi and Antoine Griezmann. FIFA Player of Year vote breakdown: Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54% Lionel Messi: 26.42%. Antoine Greizmann: …

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Twitter Reacts As Cristiano Ronaldo Adds FIFA Award To His Ballon D’Or

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: The Best FIFA Men's Player Award winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid kisses the trophy next to FIFA President Gianni Infantino during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the top prize at FIFA’s “The Best” ceremony on Monday evening. The 31-year-old forward claimed the award having been part of the Real Madrid and Portugal sides that both tasted European glory,, adding the FIFA Men’s Best Player award to the Ballon d’Or he picked up last month. Congratulations, @Cristiano Ronaldo! Winner …

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Dominate FIFPro World XI For 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF attempts to shoot under pressure from Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Real Madrid and Barcelona have exercised high levels of dominance in FIFPro’s World Eleven for 2016. In a team voted on by fellow footballers, the two Spanish sides have come out on top in a big way as they comprise nine of the eleven players in the side, with former Barca right-back Dani Alves (now of Juventus) also being included. …

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A Football XI For Each Continent: South America & Europe

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF controls the ball next to Andres Iniesta (L) of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

With UEFA’s Team of the Year just announced, we look at what the lineups of a continental championship may look like. In part one of this series we looked at XIs made up of players from North America, Asia/Australia and Africa. Now we turn our attentions to South America and Europe. Many ’80s and ’90s kids may remember the all-continental XIs …

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Real Madrid And Barcelona Dominate UEFA’s 2016 Team Of The Year

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi (C) of Barcelona competes for the ball against Luka Modric (L) and Mateo Kovacic (R) of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

UEFA have officially announced the results of their Team of the Year poll for 2016. Fans were asked to vote for their best elevens from the twelve months just gone, the overall result of which UEFA have now made public. As expected, Champions League winners Real Madrid have the most players included in the lineup, with four of Zinedine Zidane’s …

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 500th Career Club Goal Thanks To Video Referee

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid smiles after scoring a goal during the FIFA Club World Cup Japan semi-final match between Club America v Real Madrid at International Stadium Yokohama on December 15, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images,)

Cristiano Ronaldo hit another personal milestone on Thursday as Real Madrid booked their place in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama. Zinedine Zidane’s side beat a stubborn Club América 2-0 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and the aforementioned Ronaldo, who has now scored 500 goals in club competitions throughout his career. However, the goal itself nearly didn’t stand. …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or: France Football Announces Order Of Top 19

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 31: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's 4th goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real CD Espanyol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 31, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award for the fourth time in his career. The Real Madrid forward has capped off a tremendous year that saw him win European medals with both Real Madrid and Portugal, by beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the individual honour. Ballon d’or France Football 2016 winner : CRISTIANO RONALDO#ballondor pic.twitter.com/ECa0u3L6EK — France …

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FIFA Confirms Final Three Nominees For World Player Of The Year

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is seen during a training session prior to the UEFA Champions League match between Celtic FC and FC Barcelona at Celtic Park Stadium on November 22, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

FIFA has narrowed down the pool of Men’s World Player of the Year to three final nominees. From an initial 23-man list that included the likes of Luis Suárez, Neymar, Toni Kroos, Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale and Jamie Vardy, the last men standing have been revealed. Joining the annual battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo this year will be …

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Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona: Our Combined XI Ahead Of El Clásico

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is chased by Jese (20), Toni Kroos (8) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF (7) during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou on Saturday to contest the first Clásico of the season. Zinedine Zidane’s side head into this fixture having created something of a gap between themselves in first place and their rivals in second, six points being the current difference. Where both of these sides have at times looked imperious in the past, …

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Our ‘Best Eleven’ From UEFA’s 40-Man Team Of The Year Shortlist

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Lionel Messi of Barcelona (R) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Luis Suarez of Barcelona (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

UEFA has announced its 40-man shortlist for 2016’s Team of the Year. As well as the usual suspects from giants Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, this year sees a strong Premier League contingent with Laurent Koscielny, Joe Allen, Kevin De Bruyne, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Dimitri Payet Riyad Mahrez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sánchez all seeing their …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Agrees Terms On New Real Madrid Deal

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed terms on another contract extension with the La Liga giants which will see him remain at the club until 2021. According to Spanish sports outlet, AS, Ronaldo and Real have agreed on a further three year extension to the 31-year-old’s current deal. This latest extension will expire when the player is 36, …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Names English Defender As His Toughest Ever Opponent

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United battles with Ashley Cole of Arsenal during the FA Barclays Premiership match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on October 24, 2004 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Having played at the top level of European level for well over a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo has faced off against some of the greatest defenders the game has ever seen. The Portuguese forward has played against the likes of Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Fabio Cannavaro, Giorgio Chiellini, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Paolo Maldini – but has revealed that former …

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Poor Form Is Tearing The Real Madrid Dressing Room Apart [Report]

SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts during the match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF as part of La Liga at Benito Villamrin stadium October 15, 2016 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s dressing room is becoming increasingly fractious, as their star man is failing to perform. Spanish television show El Chiringuito (as reported by the Mirror) have claimed that the dissent surrounding Ronaldo’s form is growing ever louder, with Pip Estrada claiming that certain players, though not yet criticising Ronaldo to his face, have taken to grumbling behind his back: …

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