Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to beat Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to FIFA’s Best Player Award which will be presented in Zurich.
Ronaldo’s remarkable year which was filled with success will surely see him through as the winner on Monday.
Messi leads Ronaldo 5-3 in their career long duel for FIFA’s top individual prize.
The ceremony will also name the best women player and the best coaches for the year for men and women.
Voting by national team captains and coaches, selected journalists and for the first time an online poll of fans will take place. Each category counts for 25 percent of the points.
The year kickstarted for Ronaldo with the UEFA Super Cup triumph over Sevilla.
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After guiding Real Madrid to Champions League glory last term, Ronaldo set his eyes on the golden prize in France.
He captained Portugal in the Euro 2016 and inspired them to reach the final against all odds. Unfortunately, Ronaldo went off injured in the first half of the final against France.
With his knee strapped,he passionately urged his teammates to a thrilling 1-0 victory which earned him his first Euro title.
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Last time he appeared in a Euro final (2004), Greece went on to win the title. One can say that Ronaldo was destined to win the Euro in 2016.
And the superstar rounded off the year with the Club World Cup title for Real Madrid, scoring a hattrick in the final against Kashima Antlers.
The stage is set for Cristiano Ronaldo to shine at Zurich on Monday where he is expected to receive his fourth FIFA award.