Cristiano Ronaldo adjudged Best Player of the Year — FIFA Award night

Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi- who should win

Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi- who should win

Ronaldo won the inaugural Best FIFA Men's Player Award last year after a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and the Ballon d'Or.

The Real coach thanks his wife and children and his best players - Ronaldo, Marcelo, Toni and Luca and a big thanks to Madrid.

"I want to mention Leo and Neymar here and I want to thank Real Madrid for their support all year".

In an evening sprinkled by show business, with star of small and large screen Idris Elba hosting proceedings, it was a true story fit for Hollywood that saw the FIFA Fair Play Award handed to Francis Kone.

FORGET the double or the treble - Harry Kane is aiming for the bullseye. Celtic supporters scooped the second Fan Award, thanks to their stunning 360-degree card tribute to the 'Lisbon Lions'. "I appreciate that. I'm so happy, thank you very much and have a good night!"

Who do you think will win FIFA's The Best Men's Player award tonight?

The Netherlands' Lieke Martens won the FIFA Best Women's Player Award, while the Dutch women's national team coach Sarina Weigman was voted best manager after the team's triumph at Euro 2017.

He had another incredible year and to lead Real Madrid to retaining the Champions League was some feat.

The Puskas award is given to the player who scored the best goal of the year. He scored only two goals in his first eight matches of the competition last season but arguably the greatest factor in Real's run to the title was Ronaldo's return to form.

FIFA has shifted its award ceremony from its usual January slot to October so players are judged across a season - based on the typical European schedule - rather than the calendar year.

Olivier Giroud won the Ferenc Puskas award for goal of the year.

He has been in better touch in Europe where his goals against APOEL, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham have helped Real to top spot in the group but far, far bigger tests are to come.

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