Christianio Ronaldo was named the worlds best male player at the 2017 Best Fifa Awards in London.He beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris St Germain's Naymer.Photo FIFA



FIFA's best male players named

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FIFA's best male players namedFIFA's best male players namedWhat's the difference between the Ballon d'Or and Best Fifa?

This is the second edition of the Best Fifa Football Awards, which are different to the Ballon d'Or.

A version of the Ballon d'Or has been awarded by France Football magazine since 1956, but world football's governing body has ended its association with that honour.

Instead, it introduced the Best Fifa Football Awards, with Ronaldo the first recipient of its main prize in January.

Voting for the player and coach categories was by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans. Each accounted for 25% of the total.

What's the difference between the Ballon d'Or and Best Fifa?

This is the second edition of the Best Fifa Football Awards, which are different to the Ballon d'Or.

A version of the Ballon d'Or has been awarded by France Football magazine since 1956, but world football's governing body has ended its association with that honour.

Instead, it introduced the Best Fifa Football Awards, with Ronaldo the first recipient of its main prize in January.

Voting for the player and coach categories was by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans. Each accounted for 25% of the total.

Messi voted for Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez as his best player, while Ronaldo also opted for a team-mate at Real - Luka Modric.

England boss Gareth Southgate went for Ronaldo.

Best Fifa women's player - Lieke Martens

Martens, 24, was instrumental in the Netherlands' European Championship victory this summer, winning the player of the tournament accolade.

She saw off competition 2016 winner from Carli Lloyd of the United States and Deyna Castellanos, the 18-year-old Venezuela forward.


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