Ronaldo, Lloyd headline FIFA award winners


Carli Lloyd and Cristiano Ronaldo were honored once again as the game’s top two players at Monday’s FIFA awards.

The two were named Best Women’s and Men’s Player of the Year, respectively, at the event, which was held in Zurich. Ronaldo’s award comes shortly following the Real Madrid star’s capture of the Ballon d’Or, which was given as a separate award this year for the first time since 2011.

Lloyd captured the award with 20.68 percent of the total votes, which are comprised of submissions from national team captains, national team coaches, fans and media. Behind Lloyd, Brazilian star Marta sealed 16.6 percent of the vote while Melanie Behringer of Germant finished third with 12.34 percent.

Following a season that saw him capture both the Champions League crown and Euro 2016, Ronaldo cruised to his victory with 34.54 percent of the voting. Behind him, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann finished with 26.42 and 7.53 percent, finishing second and third.

In other awards, Claudio Rainieri topped Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Portugal manager Fernando Santos to win the Men’s Coach award, while Jill Ellis finished second to German coach Silvia Neid in the Women’s Coach voting.

Also announced on Monday was FIFA’s Team of the Year, which was headlined by nine players from Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Take a closer look at the Team of the Year below:

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

  • UclaBruinGreat

    Looking at that pic, I wonder if Ronaldo considered Carli Lloyd attractive enough to hit on her and try to bed her after the awards ceremony. Lots of super models as notches on Ronaldo’s belt.


    • SilverRey

      Seriously dude? Carli Lloyd wins the Best Player on the Planet award and you’re wondering if she’s bed fodder for Ronaldo?


    • TheFrenchOne

      I’ve never been a fan of the PC police but, bro, that’s pretty weak… I’m just hoping your 13-year old brother posted that on your phone as a prank

      Liked by 1 person

    • UclaBruinGreat

      Silver Ray, The French One, Anthony.. you guys must have blood coming out of your wherever.



  • quozzel

    Give it to Carli Lloyd, she does clean up pretty durn well. Despite the lowbrow commentary above I actually raised my eyebrows at that pic because her and Ronaldo did make for a shockingly cute couple. Who knew?

    Will also agree it’s probably a holdover award from ’15, but hey, why quibble? Chick represented the US of A as well as any soccerball player in history, male or female; not her fault the lady’s game isn’t as developed yet worldwide as the man’s game, all she can do it go out and kill it and she did indeed. And that ’15 Women’s World Cup was very much looking like a Very Big Thing regardless of how much of a grunting misogynist you are. The world assuredly noticed, anyhow.


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