The striker was ahead in the vote of his colleagues in the role of Lionel Messi Barcelona and Neymar of "Paris Saint-Germain." Just the title was claimed by 30 players.

The Portuguese won the award for the second consecutive time. Just on account of his five Golden balls. The number of awards he caught up with Messi.

In October, Ronaldo received the award for The Best, given to the best player in the world by International football Federation (FIFA). The Portuguese was ahead of the attacker "Barcelona" Lionel Messi and PSG striker Neymar.

In 2017, the "real" Portuguese has won the Spanish League and Champions League.

By 2016, the FIFA awarded the "Golden ball" together with the French magazine France Football, but in September the cooperation between the parties was terminated. Since then, the Federation presents an award to The Best.