Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 World's Best Player at FIFA's annual awards gala held on Monday in Zurich.
The Real Madrid and Portugal superstar beat Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo enjoyed a stellar 2016, when he won the Champions League and the European Championship and was favourite to win the award .
"It's a great feeling, as I mentioned many times last year was a dream year, no doubt about that," he said at the ceremony shortly before receiving the prize.
"Real Madrid win the Champions League and the national team won the Euros for the first time in history. Unbelievable season. I'm so proud and happy.
"I have to say thank you to my team-mates of Real Madrid, and team-mates of Portugal and the coaches. It was an amazing year."