FIFA celebrated on Monday evening The Best Awards ceremony in Zurich (Switzerland). Footballers, managers, president and a lot of celebrities around football wanted to attend the ceremony to reward the best players and managers of 2016. There were no surprises and Cristiano Ronaldo won The Best Player Award, whereas Claudio Ranieri was the Best Coach for his job with Leicester City.
After winning the Ballon D’Or in December, Cristiano Ronaldo was the great favourite to win The Best award. Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded as the best player in 2016 by FIFA after winning the Euro with Portugal and the Champions League or the FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid.
With this award, the Portuguese closed a great 2016, the best year in his career. He was able to lead Portugal to the first major trophy in their history and he was again a key player with Real Madrid to achieve all the goals accomplished.
Real Madrid cannot be fully happy after the awards because Zinedine Zidane couldn’t win the best coach award in his first year as a manager. Claudio Ranieri won the trophy thanks to his stunning season with Leicester City, who conquered the Premier League for the first time in their history.
Zizou arrived to Real Madrid on the 5th of January and he was able to win the Champions League, the European Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup in his first year of his career. Besides, Los Blancos only lost 2 games in 2016 and they’re top of La Liga and qualified for the next round of the Champions League.
Florentino Pérez, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric or Toni Kroos also attended the ceremony representing Real Madrid. However, we couldn’t see any Barcelona players as they refused to travel to Switzerland after the draw against Villarreal in La Liga.