Cristiano Ronaldo named 2017 UEFA Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for a second consecutive season, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Ronaldo struck 12 times in 13 during Real Madrid’s Champions League winning campaign.
Previous winners of the award include Messi and Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta, who claimed the prize in the 2011-12 campaign ahead of the Argentina international in second.
Elsewhere Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the season, Sergio Ramos defender, and Luka Modric midfielder, while Ronaldo was also named UEFA forward of the year, beating Paulo Dybala and, again, Messi.
Women’s Player of the Year went to Lieke Martens of Barcelona, beating Pernille Harder of Wolfsburg and Dzsenifer Marozsán of Lyon.