Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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FIFA World Cup Best Men's player award winners

FIFA best player
FIFA Best Player Award

The FIFA World Best Player of the Year award is presented annually by FIFA, since 1991. Initially the award was bestowed only on the world's best male player but from 2001 it was awarded to both sexes, and from 2010 presented exclusively to the best female player. From 2010 to 2015, the world's best player was awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or. In 2016, FIFA created The Best FIFA Men's Player to honour the best player around the world.

2016 FIFA Best Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team
Born: February 5, 1985

2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi
plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentina national team
Born: 24 June 1987

2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team
Born: February 5, 1985

2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team
Born: February 5, 1985

2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi
plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentina national team
Born: 24 June 1987

2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi
plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentina national team
Born: 24 June 1987

2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi
plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentina national team
Born: 24 June 1987