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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016

Published 2008 GMT (0408 HKT) January 9, 2017
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Cristiano Ronaldo won "The Best FIFA Men's Player Award" for 2016. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Real Madrid and Portugal forward accepted his award from FIFA president Gianni Infantino after beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann in the vote. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
It was a family affair for the 31-year-old, who posed with his mother Maria (right), two sisters, partner Georgina Rodriguez (second left) and his son Cristiano Jnr. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Ronaldo, here posing for a selfie prior to the awards, was one of the last people to arrive at the ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Houston Dash and US star Carli Lloyd won "The Best FIFA Women's Player of 2016" award. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Silvia Neid won the best women's coach award. The 52-year-old stood down from her role with Germany after winning the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Veteran Italian Claudio Ranieri won the men's coach award for guiding Leicester City to the 2015-16 English Premier League title, defying bookmakers' odds of 5,000-1. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Ranieri accepted his award from Argentine football great Diego Maradona. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Hollywood actress Eva Longoria was one of the event's co-hosts. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images