5 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo will beat Lionel Messi to BEST FIFA Award
Later tonight, FIFA will host their second annual BEST FIFA Awards ceremony in London and as ever the battle for Men's Player of the Year will be between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi (sure, Neymar is shortlisted, but for the last ten years has anyone else even mattered on this stage?)... but this year it might just be a foregone conclusion
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Here are the five reasons why Ronaldo will win his second consecutive BEST award ahead of his great rival
#5. Breaking the La Liga jinx for Real Madrid
Before their triumph, this season, La Liga's last nine winners were Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Barcelona (from 2008-09 onwards).
One league title in nine years was a major blight on Madrid's record books, their position as undoubted kings of Spain very much usurped by Barcelona, having to see the ignominy of neighbors Atletico Madrid lift the trophy before them.... all those perceived wrongs were corrected with superb panache last season - and the man responsible was Cristiano Ronaldo whose goals, coming in big games under the most extreme pressure imaginable, were simply invaluable.