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Publish Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:51:39 GMT
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Ronaldo crowned Best FIFA Men's Player

Ronaldo crowned Best FIFA Men's Player

Football’s annual celebration of its top performers entered a new era on Monday evening in Zurich, with the inaugural edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards.

According to fifa.com, the winners of the prestigious individual awards as the best of the last 12 months were:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016: Carli Lloyd

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016: Claudio Ranieri

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016: Silvia Neid

 

Focus on the fans

 

Football fans are at the heart of FIFA’s new award show. Not only did they take part in choosing the winners of the individual awards for the first time ever, they also had a recognition of their own. Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters were chosen by other football fans from around the world and received the inaugural FIFA Fan Award for their unified singing of 'You’ll Never Walk Alone' in memory of those involved in the Hillsborough disaster.

Public voting on FIFA.com also decided the most beautiful goal of the season, with Mohd Faiz Subri taking the FIFA Puskás Award 2016 trophy back home to Malaysia.

 

The team of the year

 

The votes from over 45,000 players around the world decided the FIFA FIFPro World11, the football players’ own selection of the dream team of 2016. Here is the lineup:

 

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo

Midfielders: Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Paying tribute

 

Atlético Nacional was chosen by a panel of football experts as the deserving recipient of the FIFA Fair Play Award 2016. The Colombian club displayed humanity and compassion in face of the tragic plane crash that befell Chapecoense — the Brazilian club it was to face in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, and to which, it insisted that the cup be given.

The evening also featured a homage to Alessandro Rosa Vieira, known more popularly as the “king of futsal”, Falcão. Following his retirement from the national team after the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, the Brazilian legend was lauded with the FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career.

The awards show was held at Zurich’s TPC studios.

 

Key statistics:

 

The individual winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 were determined through a combined voting process, in which 50 percent of the decision was based on the votes of captains and head coaches from national teams all around the globe. The other 50 percent was split between an online public ballot of football fans and votes by a select group of media representatives from all around the world.

 

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54 percent of total votes

Lionel Messi: 26.42 percent of total votes

Antoine Griezmann: 7.53 percent of total votes

 

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016: Carli Lloyd

 

Carli Lloyd: 20.68 percent of total votes

Marta: 16.60 percent of total votes

Melanie Behringer: 12.34 percent of total votes

 

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016: Claudio Ranieri

 

Claudio Ranieri: 22.6 percent of total votes

Zinédine Zidane: 16.56 percent of total votes

Fernando Santos: 16.24 percent of total votes

 

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016: Silvia Neid

 

Silvia Neid: 29.99 percent of total votes

Jill Ellis: 16.68 percent of total votes

Pia Sundhage: 16.47 percent of total votes

The voting procedure for each of the awards was supervised and monitored by the independent observer PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland.

And the details from the awards decided by public voting:

 

The FIFA Puskás Award 2016: Mohd Faiz Subri

 

Mohd Faiz Subri: 59.46 percent of total votes

Marlone: 22.86 percent of total votes

Daniuska Rodriguez: 10.01 percent of total votes

Others: 7.68 percent of total votes

 

FIFA Fan Award 2016: Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters

 

Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters: 45.92 percent of total votes

Iceland supporters: 31.37 percent of total votes

ADO Den Haag supporters: 22.71 percent of total votes

 

   
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Resource: fifa.com
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