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Football world reacts as Ronaldo is named FIFA world best

Football world reacts as Ronaldo is named FIFA world best

Social media was agog after Real Madrid and Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA The Best world footballer of the year award.

Football world reacts as Ronaldo is named FIFA world best

Ronaldo with his The Best award. beside him is FIFA President Gianni Infantino

The Real Madrid forward beat fellow finalis Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid.

The 31-year-old won the Champions League, Club World Cup and European Super Cup with Real Madrid and the European Championships with Portugal.

READ ALSO: Checkout all the winners from FIFA's The Best awards ceremony

In 2016, Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or and his second UEFA Best Player in Europe award.

He scored 55 goals (42 for Real Madrid and 13 for Portugal), the last four in Japan where he picked up the Golden Boot in the Club World Cup.

Here are the best reactions to the award;

Then there was the banter as Barcelona missed the awards show in preparation for a Copa Del Rey tie;

Then this tweet which is sure to annoy Barcelona fans;

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