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Celtic fans awarded as best by FIFA for tribute to Lisbon Lions

Lisbon Lions
Celtic fans were honoured at the FIFA Best Awards on Monday.

Celtic fans have been recognised with a gong at the FIFA Best Awards in London.

The Old Firm supporters won the award of best fans for their tribute to the Lisbon Lions in May - for the 50th anniversary of the club winning the European Cup - after voting from other clubs' supporters on FIFA's website.

In a ceremony attended by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish, fans took part in a card display which showed an image of the European Cup, accompanied by the words "Lisbon Lions" at their...

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Brazil coach Tite voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over Neymar for FIFA award

Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes sift through Cristiano Ronaldo's stats from 2017 as he claimed the Best FIFA Men's Player award.

Brazil coach Tite voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over his own player Neymar on his FIFA ballot for The Best Men's Player Award.

Ronaldo took home the award for the second consecutive year on Monday, beating fellow finalists Lionel Messi of Barcelona and PSG's Neymar.

The award, which covers the period of Nov. 20, 2016, to July 2, 2017, is voted for by national team coaches, captains and selected media, who each listed a first, second and third-place choice on their ballots.

Voting results released by...

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Cristiano Ronaldo earned FIFA award for big moments, not a brilliant year

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed his rivalry with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi is just starting.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo explains what it means to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award for a fifth time.
Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes sift through Cristiano Ronaldo's stats from 2017 as he claimed the Best FIFA Men's Player award.
As FIFA announce the three candidates for awards including best player and best manger, see who's being tipped for success.
Ballon d'Or candidate Isco fancies Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the trophy next January.

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed The Best FIFA Men's Player award for a second straight year on Monday night, beating his regular rivals for the top prizes -- Lionel Messi and Neymar -- in the process.

The Real Madrid forward is once again regarded as the world's greatest footballer by the world game's governing body and he is also the favourite claim a fifth Ballon d'Or award, which would draw him level with long-time Barcelona rival Messi.

ESPN FC's club correspondents give their verdict on the final...

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Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men's Player for second year running

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo explains what it means to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award for a fifth time.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed his rivalry with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi is just starting.
Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes sift through Cristiano Ronaldo's stats from 2017 as he claimed the Best FIFA Men's Player award.
Ballon d'Or candidate Isco fancies Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the trophy next January.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award for the second year running.

Ronaldo, who won the inaugural prize last year, was presented the award at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on Monday.

The Portugal captain had been favourite to claim the accolade after a year that saw him help Madrid to a third Champions League crown in four seasons and a first La Liga title in five years, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.

Ronaldo...

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Neymar, Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci named to FIFPro World 11

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon explains the significance of winning the 2017 Best FIFA Goalkeeper award.
Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes sift through Cristiano Ronaldo's stats from 2017 as he claimed the Best FIFA Men's Player award.

Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar and Leonardo Bonucci are the new names in the 2017 FIFPro World 11, joining the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Buffon was named to the team for the first time since 2007, ending a four-year reign by Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer.

Earlier on Monday, Buffon was also named FIFA's Goalkeeper of the Year.

Brazilian star Neymar returns to the World 11 after a year's absence, replacing his former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez.

AC Milan's...

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Olivier Giroud wins FIFA's Puskas Award for best goal of the year

Relive Olivier Giroud's stunning scorpion kick vs. Crystal Palace that won the 2017 Puskas award.

Olivier Giroud's remarkable scorpion kick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace was awarded FIFA's Puskas Award as best goal of the year on Monday.

The Frenchman's effort, a flicked volley with his left foot that flew in off the crossbar, was announced as the winner at a ceremony held at the London Palladium on Monday.

Giroud's strike scored in January outpaced competition from Venezuela Under-17 women's striker Deyna Castellanos and South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.

Olivier Giroud's volley was honoured as the best goal of the year on Monday night.

On accepting his...