London, Oct 24 Actual Madrid star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday was named the FIFA males’s participant of the yr throughout a star-studded evening on the Greatest FIFA Soccer Awards right here.
The Actual Madrid icon was chosen forward of Brazilian Neymar and Argentine Lionel Messi in recognition for his achievements over the previous yr.
The Actual Madrid ahead was additionally named in FIFPro group of the yr alongside club-mates Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.
Within the FIFPro group of the yr, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon was chosen because the goalkeeper, whereas Paris Saint Germain’s Dani Alves and AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci had been picked in defence, together with Madrid pair Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.
Madrid’s Luka Modric and Toni Kroos had been included in midfield, along with Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.
Buffon additionally received the most effective goalkeeper of the yr award forward of fellow nominees Keylor Navas of Actual Madrid and Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich.
“I’m very joyful, for me, it’s a nice honour to obtain this award at my age,” Buffon stated.
“I believe the final yr has been a unbelievable season for Juventus and for me personally. It wasn’t sufficient to win in Europe and for this yr I hope that we will play higher and with the nationwide group and Juventus,” the 39-year-old added.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud received the FIFA Puskas Award for purpose of the yr.
On accepting his award, Giroud stated: “To begin with I’ve to say it’s an honour for me.
“I’m delighted to obtain this trophy right now in entrance of legends of soccer. Now l’d identical to to thank the individuals who voted for me. I want to congratulate the 10 nominees who scored superb objectives too.”