Real Madrid winger, Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the FIFA player of the year, edging Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer in the process.
He said: “I want to continue to work as I have so far, to try and and win more titles, for my mother, for my father, for my son. To all the Portuguese people out there: I never thought that I would take this trophy back on three occasions. I want to become one of the greatest players of all time.”
FIFA released the statistics of the vote:
Cristiano Ronaldo: 37.66%
Lionel Messi: 15.76%
Manuel Neuer: 15.72%.