Florentino Pérez had a very happy day on Monday. Real Madrid president travelled to Zurich (Switzerland) along with several footballers to attend the ceremony of The Best Awards organized by FIFA. Los Blancos were the main protagonist of the evening in the absence of Barcelona players, who rejected to travel to Switzerland.
After conquering the 11th Champions League in an unforgettable year, it was time for Real Madrid to show strength. It was in The Best Award ceremony where Real Madrid could enjoy the success obtained since Zinedine Zidane first sat in the Bernabéu bench. In 2016 we saw the club lifting three titles and only two defeats. And the streak continues in 2016.
As it was expected, Cristiano Ronaldo was named The Best footballer in 2016, beating Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. “The Best went for ‘the best’, which it’s me”, Cristiano Ronaldo said after the ceremony. The Portuguese closed a great year, winning also the Euro with Portugal.
Zinedine Zidane was among the nominees for The Best Manager award. However, Claudio Ranieri won the prize for his ‘miracle’ with Leicester City, after winning the Premier League with the Foxes. Nevertheless, being among the candidates in his first year as a coach it’s already a prize.
FIFA also made public the ideal team of 2016. We saw five Real Madrid footballers among the best players: Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo. Manuel Neuer, Dani Alves, Piqué, Iniesta, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez completed the team.
Florentino Pérez has reason to be happy. He enjoyed a great evening with Real Madrid as the main European club: “Real Madrid can be satisfied because we got the recognition of the world of football. Real Madrid players deserve the prized obtained tonight”, the president said after the ceremony.