January 9, 2017 / 6:54 PM / 9 months ago

Soccer-Ronaldo wins FIFA's player of the year award

ZURICH, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s player of the year award for 2016 on Monday, beating his old rival Lionel Messi in the annual vote.

Italian Claudio Ranieri won the coach of the year award for leading rank outsiders Leicester City to the English Premier League title. (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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