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Cristiano Ronaldo ties Lionel Messi's 5-time FIFA best player win

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and boss Zinedine Zidane with their awards. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and boss Zinedine Zidane with their awards.[/caption] Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA’s best player award. The Real Madrid forward was crowned player of the year on Monday at the FIFA Best ceremony at the London Palladium theater attended by runner-up Messi and third-placed Neymar. A second successive honour for Ronaldo was expected after a season in which the Portuguese eclipsed his award counterparts in the trophy stakes. As well as Spanish league and Spanish Super Cup success, Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final against Juventus to win European soccer’s elite competition for the third time in four seasons. Ronaldo’s coach at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, was crowned coach of the year.]]>

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