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Ronaldo nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the year award

Ronaldo nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named among the nominees for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year alongside the likes of basketball stars Steph Curry and LeBron James, athletes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

The Real Madrid star enjoyed a stellar 12 months, winning both the Champions League and Euro 2016.

This led to him winning the Ballon d'Or and FIFA's 'The Best' award and the best sportsperson in Europe award.

Ronaldo nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the year award

Ronaldo was named FIFA player of the year

The Laureus award is voted for by the world's media.

Ronaldo is bidding to become the first footballer to win the award since its inception in 2000 having previously been nominated on three occasions.

Both of Ronaldo's teams - Real Madrid and Portugal - have also been nominated for the World Team of the Year prize where they will take on Olympic champions, Brazil, the Merdeces Fotmula 1 team, the Chicago cubs and NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers.

Ronaldo nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the year award

Brazil won gold at the Rio Olympics

Leicester City and the Iceland national team were nominated in the World Breakthrough of the Year category.

Full lost of nominations

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award: Usain Bolt, Stephen Curry, Mo Farah, LeBron James, Andy Murray, Cristiano Ronaldo

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award: Simone Biles, Allyson Felix, Angelique Kerber, Katie Ledecky, Elaine Thompson, Laura Kenny

Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award: Ruth Beitia, Michael Phelps, Juan Martin del Potro, Fabienne St Louis, Nick Skelton, Aksel Lund Svindal, Nick Skelton

Laureus World Team of the Year Award: Brazil men's Olympic football team, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Cubs, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Portugal men's football team, Real Madrid

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award: Almaz Ayana,Fiji men's rugby sevens, Iceland men's football team, Leicester City, Nico Rosberg, Wayde van Niekerk

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award: Ihar Boki, Sophie Pascoe, Omara Durand, Siamand Rahman, Marcel Hug, Beatrice Vio

Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year Award: Rachel Atherton, Pedro Barros, John John Florence, Chloe Kim, Kelly Sildaru, Tyler Wright

The winners of the awards will be announced on February 14 in Monaco.

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