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Ronaldo And Messi Completely Snub Each Other As FIFA Releases Full POTY Voting Breakdown

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid receives The Best FIFA Men's Player Award during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo beat off competition from arch-rival Lionel Messi to win FIFA’s Men’s Best Player of 2016 on Monday evening. The Portugal and Real Madrid forward completed a double, having already claimed the Ballon d’Or last month, with a convincing win against Messi and Antoine Griezmann. FIFA Player of Year vote breakdown: Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54% Lionel Messi: 26.42%. Antoine Greizmann: …

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Twitter Reacts As Cristiano Ronaldo Adds FIFA Award To His Ballon D’Or

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: The Best FIFA Men's Player Award winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid kisses the trophy next to FIFA President Gianni Infantino during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the top prize at FIFA’s “The Best” ceremony on Monday evening. The 31-year-old forward claimed the award having been part of the Real Madrid and Portugal sides that both tasted European glory,, adding the FIFA Men’s Best Player award to the Ballon d’Or he picked up last month. Congratulations, @Cristiano Ronaldo! Winner …

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Dominate FIFPro World XI For 2016

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF attempts to shoot under pressure from Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on April 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Real Madrid and Barcelona have exercised high levels of dominance in FIFPro’s World Eleven for 2016. In a team voted on by fellow footballers, the two Spanish sides have come out on top in a big way as they comprise nine of the eleven players in the side, with former Barca right-back Dani Alves (now of Juventus) also being included. …

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Vincent Janssen: Understanding The Tottenham Striker’s Lack Of Goals

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur is put under pressure during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

White Hart Lane endured its dullest atmosphere of the season on Sunday. Pre-game there was an air of excitement as some of Tottenham’s academy products and new signings would be able to express themselves in an attempt to impress coach Mauricio Pochettino. With Harry Kane’s girlfriend giving birth to their baby daughter, up stepped Vincent Janssen. The 22-year-old must have …

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Serie A Club Confirm Arsenal’s €65m Bid For In-Form Striker

TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 22: Andrea Belotti of FC Torino in action during the Serie A match between FC Torino and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 22, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Despite Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez being bang on form for Arsenal at present it looks as though the north London club want to spend on another striker.  The Gunners’ link with Torino attacker Andrea Belotti has been doing the rounds for a couple of days but the Italian club’s sporting director, Gianluca Petrachi, has now let it be known that Arsenal have …

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A Football XI For Each Continent: South America & Europe

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF controls the ball next to Andres Iniesta (L) of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

With UEFA’s Team of the Year just announced, we look at what the lineups of a continental championship may look like. In part one of this series we looked at XIs made up of players from North America, Asia/Australia and Africa. Now we turn our attentions to South America and Europe. Many ’80s and ’90s kids may remember the all-continental XIs …

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Opinion: Footballers Swapping Europe For Chinese Super League Are Sell-Outs

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: Oscar of Shanghai SIPG poses for photos with fans at Pudong International Airport prior to his team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League is, you may have noticed, on a rampage. Various market forces have combined to render previous Asian transfer records antiquated, and have even transpired to make Carlos Tevez the highest paid footballer on the planet. The Asian transfer record has been broken four times in the last year, and contrasts are repeatedly drawn between football’s current …

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Manchester City Boss Guardiola Responds To Badstuber Talk

Augsburg, Deutschland 29.10.2016, 1. Bundesliga, 9. Spieltag, FC Augsburg - FC Bayern Muenchen, Holger Badstuber (FCB) bedankt sich bei den Fans (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has been linked with a move to Manchester City, ESPN have reported. Having worked with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola during his tenure at Bayern Munich, Badstuber could prove to be the ideal January signing as he already knows the Spaniard’s preferred style of play. On Friday night Guardiola’s City crushed a lacklustre West Ham side 5-0 …

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Borussia Dortmund Strongly Deny Reports Their Star Man Is China-Bound

LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 18: Pierre Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scores a goal against SC Sporting during the UEFA Champions League match between SC Sporting and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 18, 2016 in Lisbon, Lisboa. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

The Chinese football revolution is here to stay with a host of top stars now following the money and leaving behind the lure of Champions League football. And now La Gazzetta dello Sport (via the Daily Mail) are reporting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be the target of a £128 million move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. The Gabon international …

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