By Chineze Ogugua
Cristiano Ronaldo has clinched the UEFA Player of the year award for a third time, beating rival Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon.
Ronaldo won the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and also became the all time goalscorer in the Champions League having amassed a total of 105 goals.
He also won the UEFA Best Forward of the year.
Other awards presented were:
Best Goalkeeper of the year-Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Best Defender of the year-Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Best Midfielder of the year-Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
President’s award-Francesco Totti
Women Player of the year-Lieke Martens (Barcelona)
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