Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FifPro World Footballer of the Year, the first of what should be several such honors for the Portuguese winger.
The FifPro award was voted on by 57,500 players from 42 countries.
Ronaldo scored 42 goals for Manchester United last season, helping the Red Devils to the EPL-Champions League championship double.
He also headlined a stacked Best XI, also chosen by the same group of players. Here is the FifPro World Best XI:
———-Fernando Torres——-Lionel Messi———–
Sergio Ramos——————————–Carlos Puyol
—————–Rio Ferdinand—-John Terry————-
Talk about a collection of talent. You would need a U.S. federal economic bailout package to afford it all.
Any surprises in the Best XI? For me, I think Kaka was the least deserving of the group. Yes, he’s one of the world’s best, but last year was hardly a banner year from him. Who else deserved consideration? How about Andrei Arshavin, Marco Senna or Cesc Fabregas?
What do you think of Ronaldo winning the award? How about the Best XI? Share your thoughts on both in the comments section below.