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BEST FIFA Awards 2017 Live - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, who will be BEST FIFA Mens Player of the Year?

Follow the BEST FIFA Awards 2017 LIVE, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi competing for the trophy!
Updated: 24 October 2017 01:31 IST - Published: 24 October 2017 01:01 IST
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That is that, a quick wrap to a well-oiled function that did what it was supposed to... made us smile, gave Cristiano Ronaldo an award and showed us a superstar in a hideous burgundy/plum/carmine suit... all hosted by the ever wonderful Idris Elba. 

Lovely stuff. Thanks for joining us!

Anirudh Menon signing out...

Toodle-ooo!
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Oh and he thanked "Leo" and Neymar for being there... of course he's happy to see them there!
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OF COURSE IT WAS HIM. WHAT A BOSS. WHAT A LEGEND... that's his second consecutive BEST FIFA Men's player of the year award 
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CRISTIANO RONALDOOOOOOOOOO!
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And the winner is....
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THE AWARD FOR THE BEST FIFA MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR which will be presented by the LEGENDS that are Ronaldo and Diego Armando Maradona!
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AND NOW. THE BIG ONE!
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LIEKE MARTENS OF THE NETHERLANDS!
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NOW! THE QUEEN OF FOOTBALL! The prize for the Best FIFA Women's Player of the Year..... and the winner is.....
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A little bit of a break as the Kasabian take to the stage... you can almost read Ronaldo's mind here... OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD GET ON WITH IT AND GIMME MY PRECIOUUUUUUUUUUSSS
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Strenght, sacrifice and not getting tired of winning... trust Sergio Ramos to come up with the best quote of the night to describe what his secret to making it 7 consecutive times into the FIFPRO XI!
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How in the blue hell does Andres Iniesta make that list after playing for only like half the season?
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The FIFA FIFPRO WORLD XI up next... David Suazo and Frankie Lampard are out to call out the names for the Ultimate Dream Team, chosen by fellow professionals...


GK: Gigi Buffon

RB: Dani Alves
CB: Sergio Ramos
CB: Leo Bonucci
LB: Marcelo 

CM: Toni Kroos
CM: Luka Modric
CM; Andres Iniest

RF: Lionel Messi
CF: Neymar
LF: Cristiano Ronaldo
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Francis Kone who pulled out the tongue from the stricken opposition keeper's mouth... and his swift intervention ensured that his opponent lived to tell the tale!
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Next up, the BEST FIFA Award for Fairplay - and what a pairing to present it Marcel Desailly and Sir Patrick Stewart! 

*deep breaths* anyway, the winner is... 
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SARINA WEIGMAN! OF NETHERLANDS, WINNERS OF EURO 2017!
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Alex Scott and Ruud Gullit have walked out to award the prize for the BEST FIFA Women's Coach and the winner is...
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CELTIC FC fans for their stupendous 360-degree tifo for their legendary 1967 Lisbon Lions who won the Champions League against all odds, with a collection of players who were all born within a 30-mile radius of Hampden Park. 

What a story. 

What a tribute. 
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Samuel Eto'o walks out, after some A-class banter from Idris Elba and Samuel Eto'o is all set to announce the winner of the BEST FIFA Fans Award... 
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A superb moment there as Schmeichel and Buffon hug before Buffon states to ever-louder applause that he wants to speak in English... and he delivers one of the most endearing acceptance speeches you will ever hear at an awards ceremony. 

How can you not love this man? 

FORZA GIGI!