You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 24: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid poses with the Ballon D'Or 2016 trophy at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 12, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards in Zürich, Switzerland, on Jan 9., 2017. The Portuguese player beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann to claim the prize. After winning the trophy, Ronaldo said, "It was my best year so far. The trophy for Portugal was amazing. I was so happy and of course I cannot forget the Champions League and the Club World Cup. We ended the year in the best way. I'm so glad to win a lot of trophies, collective and individual. I'm so, so proud."

Here's a look at some key moments of his career.

© Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon