Cristano Ronaldo Wins UEFA Best Player In Europe Award For 2016-2017 Defeating Messi & Buffon-Player in Europe award three times as he was handed the coveted prize for the 2016-17 campaign on Thursday.
The Portuguese beat Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon to the award after inspiring Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double.
Ronaldo finished the campaign with 42 goals in 46 appearances, which remarkably represented his worst return since moving to the Bernabeu from Manchester United in 2009.
His Real Madrid team-mates Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric joined him on as they took home the Defender of the Year and Midfielder of the Year respectively.
Cristano Ronaldo Wins UEFA Best Player In Europe Award For 2016-2017 Defeating Messi & Buffon