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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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Real Madrid And Barcelona Dominate UEFA’s 2016 Team Of The Year

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi (C) of Barcelona competes for the ball against Luka Modric (L) and Mateo Kovacic (R) of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

UEFA have officially announced the results of their Team of the Year poll for 2016. Fans were asked to vote for their best elevens from the twelve months just gone, the overall result of which UEFA have now made public. As expected, Champions League winners Real Madrid have the most players included in the lineup, with four of Zinedine Zidane’s …

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Opinion: Is Stephen Ward Ireland’s Most Improved Player Of 2016?

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Ireland's Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward has been a much maligned figure by Ireland fans in recent years. However the past eighteen months have marked a huge improvement for the Burnley fullback. Although he is far from the complete package, he has made many positive changes to his overall game. Ward endured much criticism in the later stages of Giovanni Trappatoni’s reign as Ireland …

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In Pictures: A Look Back At Some Of The Biggest Football Moments Of 2016

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2016 saw one of the biggest surprises in football history as Leicester City won the Premier League title. From starting odds of 5,000-1 Claudio Ranieri’s unfancied Foxes defied the bookmakers (and all logical thinking) through a combination of solid tactics from the manager, a hard-working defence and the brilliance of N’Golo Kanté, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, lifting the title …

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Watch: FIFA Reveal Ten ‘Goal Of The Year’ Puskas Award Contenders

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain - November 8: Barcelona's Neymar Jr cellebrating his second score during the football spanish league match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 8, 2015 (Photo by Miquel Llop/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

FIFA has revealed the ten contenders set to battle it out for this year’s Puskas Award. The honour, which will see (among others) Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi battle it out for their respective strikes to be crowned the best of 2016. Along with the South American duo, Wales and West Bromwich Albion striker Hal Robson-Kanu is one of the more …

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How Martin O’Neill Has Turned Around Ireland’s Fortunes

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Sitting at their lowest ranking since the system was incorporated in 1993, Ireland football seemed dull, depressing and doomed. Five years under Giovanni Trapattoni had its highs such as qualifying for Euro 2012 and his side possibly deserving of a place at he 2010 World Cup but it was a downward spiral thereafter. Trapattoni was a national hero of sorts …

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