Social media was agog after Real Madrid and Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA The Best world footballer of the year award.
Ronaldo with his The Best award. beside him is FIFA President Gianni Infantino
The Real Madrid forward beat fellow finalis Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid.
The 31-year-old won the Champions League, Club World Cup and European Super Cup with Real Madrid and the European Championships with Portugal.
In 2016, Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d’Or and his second UEFA Best Player in Europe award.
He scored 55 goals (42 for Real Madrid and 13 for Portugal), the last four in Japan where he picked up the Golden Boot in the Club World Cup.
Here are the best reactions to the award;