Bishkek, Dec. 30, 2017. /Kabar/. The best football player in 2017 was Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, RIA Novosti reported. 32-year-old forwarder of Real Madrid and of the Portuguese National Team Ronaldo for the second year is recognized as the best athlete of the year by the Globe Soccer Awards.
In the struggle for the award, Ronaldo overtook team-mate Sergio Ramos, as well as Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Spain), Neimar and Kilian Mbagpe (both- Paris Saint-German, France), Paulo Dibalu and Gianluigi Buffon (both- Juventus, Italy). It is worth noting that the best team of the outgoing year was Real Madrid. The best public relations man award was given to Jorge Mendes who was representing the interests of Ronaldo.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday in Dubai. Earlier the Madrid striker became the owner of the "Golden Ball" France Football and became the best version of the International Football Federation (FIFA).