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Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA's best player in Europe award

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA's best player in Europe award

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been crowned the 2016-17 UEFA men's player of the year.

Sergio Ramos was named best defender of last season and Luka Modric best midfielder as Real swept the individual outfield awards. Though Messi had 54 goals in 52 matches, what seemed to put CR7 over the top was the winning, both the UCL and La Liga.

It was for the second consecutive time, but third in overall, with his first coming off following his spectacular performance in the 2013-14 season. Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final, as the culmination of an impressive run of form late on in the season.




Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon were beaten to the accolade by Ronaldo. His great rival Lionel Messi has won the prize on two occasions and could pave the way for him to capture a fifth Ballon d'Or title. The nominees were then announced based on the votes taken from 80 coaches of the clubs that featured in the Champions League and the Europa League last season, along with votes from 55 other journalists too.

The Portugal star was also named as the forward of the season, with the awards being given out at the Champions League draw in Monaco.

The Portugal worldwide scored twice in last season's Champions League final against Juventus to help Madrid claim their twelfth title, while he also passed the 100 goals mark in the competition.

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