Cristiano Ronaldo Winner FIFA Player of the Year 2016 09/01/2017
Cristiano Ronaldo aims sly dig at Lionel Messi and Co as he lands The Best FIFA Football Player award: 'I am sorry that some people from Barcelona aren't here with us... but that is understandable'
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo named men's player of the year at inaugural The Best FIFA Football Awards
The 31-year-old Portuguese once again grabbed bragging rights ahead of his old nemesis Lionel Messi
Ronaldo couldn't resist a sly dig at Barcelona and arch rival Messi after collecting his trophy on stage
He said: 'I am sorry that some people from Barcelona aren't here with us... but that is understandable'
There were no Barcelona players at the ceremony in Zurich — they remained in Spain to focus on Copa del Rey game against Athletic Bilbao
Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't resist a sly dig at Barcelona and his old nemesis Lionel Messi after winning The Best FIFA Football Player award on Monday.
The 31-year-old star once again grabbed bragging rights over of his arch rival, having picked up the prestigious Ballon d'Or award last month ahead of the Barca forward.
Messi — who did not attend FIFA's The Best ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland due to Barcelona commitments — and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann were both pipped to the award by the Portugal captain.