Cristiano Ronaldo Welcomes First Child With Girlfriend Georgina

5-time world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has welcomed his fourth baby!

The baby, a girl named Alana Martina is Cristiano’s first child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

The Real Madrid and Portugal star shared the great news on his Instagram, writing:

Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!

Ronaldo has other kids, twins named Eva Maria and Mateo from a surrogate and son named Cristiano Jr.

How #TheBest Went Down

In a glittering ceremony that saw a galaxy of footballing stars descend on a venue renowned for mixing British royalty with the bright lights of the entertainment industry, the new kings and queens of football were crowned at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ in London.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane were awarded the leading honours for The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Men’s Coach respectively, with the Portuguese being named The Best for the second successive year.

Dutch duo Lieke Martens and Sarina Wiegman were rewarded as The Best FIFA Women’s Player and Women’s coach.

Despite approaching his 40th birthday, Gianluigi Buffon proved that age is just a number by being named The Best FIFA Goalkeeper, with the Italian custodian on hand to pick up the inaugural award to celebrate the men between the sticks.

After picking up The Best FIFA Goalkeeper, it was no surprise that the Juve and Azzurri stopper was also named the top goalkeeper by his peers, in a FIFA FIFPro World11 dominated by Real Madrid players.

Cristiano Ronaldo was joined in the star-studded XI by club team-mates Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, with Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Neymar completing the dream team.

Fans from around the globe voted in their hundreds of thousands for the Puskás and FIFA Fan Awards, with Frenchman Olivier Giroud the ultimate winner for the former thanks to his superb ‘scorpion kick’ goal scored for Arsenal against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. 

Celtic supporters scooped the second Fan Award, thanks to their stunning 360-degree card tribute to the ‘Lisbon Lions’.

In an evening sprinkled by show business, with star of small and large screen Idris Elba hosting proceedings, it was a true story fit for Hollywood that saw the FIFA Fair Play Award handed to Francis Kone.

The Togolese forward saved the life of an opponent by administering on-pitch first aid after a collision – the fourth time he had saved a player’s life on the football pitch.

The Best, in full
Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Women’s Player: Lieke Martens
Men’s Coach: Zinedine Zidane
Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
Puskás Award: Olivier Giroud
Fan Award: Celtic supporters
Fair Play Award: Francis Kone

World11: Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta, Luka Modric; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar.

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Ronaldo, Bolt Up For Laureus Awards

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo will go head to head with Olympic gold medalist Usain bolt in the Laureus World award on Tuesday in Monaco.

The sportsman of the year award will be a tight contest as Olympics 5,000m and 10,000m race champion Mo Farah, tennis great Andy Murray, basketball duo of Stephen Curry and LeBron James, are also up for the prestigious award. 

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The nominations for the World Sportswoman of the Year award are filled by all six Olympians that include USA gymnast Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky and Allyson Felix, German world tennis number one Angelique Kerber, Jamaican sprint star Elaine Thompson and British cyclist Laura Kenny.

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Having finished second in 2014 and 2015, Nico Rosberg finally won the Formula One World Championship last year and that has earned him a nomination for the World Breakthrough of the Year Award.

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He will be facing some challenge from Olympic world-record breaking runners Almaz Ayana and Wayde van Niekerk, and three teams who performed heroically in 2016: English Premier League Champions Leicester City, European Championship quarter-finalists Iceland and Olympic Rugby Sevens gold medal winners Fiji.

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In another category, Mercedes AMG Petronas are nominated for the third straight year for the World Team of the Year Award, along with three football teams — European Champions Portugal, Champions League winners Real Madrid and Neymar-inspired Olympic gold medal winners Brazil.

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American teams Chicago Cubs, winner of their first baseball World Series for 108 years, and NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, are also shortlisted.

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For the first time in 17 years, fans will be able to fans will be able to cast their votes for a brand new Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award.

Ronaldo named best player, Liverpool fans honored

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich.

Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri was named best men’s coach while ex-Germany boss Silvia Neid won the female coach award. 

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Public voting on FIFA.com also decided the most beautiful goal of the season, with Mohd Faiz Subri taking the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 trophy back home to Malaysia. 

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Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters were chosen by other football fans from around the world and received the inaugural FIFA Fan Award for their unified singing of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in memory of those involved in the Hillsborough disaster. 

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The team of the year
The votes from over 45,000 players around the world decided the FIFA FIFpro World11, the football players’ own selection of the dream team of 2016. Here is the line-up:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defenders: Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo
Midfielders: Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo

Paying tribute
Atlético Nacional were chosen by a panel of football experts as the deserving recipients of the FIFA Fair Play Award 2016. The Colombian club displayed humanity and compassion in face of the tragic plane crash that befell Chapecoense – the Brazilian club they were to face in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, and to whom, they insisted that the cup be given.

Key statistics:
The individual winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 were determined through a combined voting process, in which 50% of the decision was based on the votes of captains and head coaches from national teams all around the globe. The other 50% was split between an online public ballot of football fans and votes by a select group of media representatives from all around the world.

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The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: 34.54% of total votes
Lionel Messi: 26.42% of total votes
Antoine Greizmann: 7.53% of total votes

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016: Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd: 20.68% of total votes
Marta: 16.60% of total votes
Melanie Behringer: 12.34% of total votes

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016: Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri: 22.6% of total votes
Zinédine Zidane: 16.56% of total votes
Fernando Santos: 16.24% of total votes

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016: Silvia Neid

Silvia Neid: 29.99% of total votes
Jill Ellis: 16.68% of total votes
Pia Sundhage: 16.47% of total votes

The voting procedure for each of the awards was supervised and monitored by the independent observer PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland.

And the details from the awards decided by public voting:

The FIFA Puskás Award 2016: Mohd Faiz Subri

Mohd Faiz Subri: 59.46% of total votes
Marlone: 22.86% of total votes
Daniuska Rodriguez: 10.01% of total votes
Others: 7.68% of total votes

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Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters: 45.92% of total votes
Iceland supporters: 31.37% of total votes
ADO Den Haag supporters: 22.71% of total votes

Aubemayang, Ronaldo shortlisted for Ballon d’Or 2016

Euro 2016 winner Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale are among the nominees for the 2016 Ballon d’Or.

The first list of names was released this morning and the Real Madrid duo were accompanied by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang of Borussia Dortmund and Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon.

France Football will continue to release further nominees throughout Monday in six stages and in alphabetical order up until 18.30 CET.

National-team captains and coaches are no longer involved in the voting, the three finalists will not be announced before the winner is revealed, and the announcement of the victor will come before the end of the calendar year, not in January as has recently been the case, 

After winning the UEFA Champions League with Real and Euro 2016 with Portugal this year, Ronaldo is the heavy favourite to pick up the award, with Los Blancos legend Roberto Carlos recently indicating the 31-year-old had it wrapped up already, per Bleacher Report UK.

Messi and Barca team-mate Luis Suarez will likely be his closest challengers after their immense contributions to the Blaugrana’s La Liga title win in 2015-16, while Antoine Griezmann has also enjoyed an impressive year with both Atletico Madrid and the France national team.

Kevin De Bruyne, Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain & Diego Godin are are also in the list.

A final date for the delivery of the award is not yet known but the ceremony will be held before the end of the year and not early next, as in the six previous editions.

This new format, unveiled on September 20, eliminates the intermediate stage of the announcement of the three finalists.

 

This list so far:

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Diego Godin (Atlético Madrid)

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli/Juventus)

-More to follow