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Summary

  1. First Fifa Football Awards taking place in Zurich
  2. Ronaldo named world's best player
  3. Leicester boss Ranieri wins best coach award
  4. Carli Lloyd of US named best female player
  5. No PL players in Fifpro world XI
  6. Liverpool win fan award

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Sealed with a kiss

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Right, that's it. Was there really any doubt Cristiano Ronaldo would pick up another award? Thanks for your company. Until next time...

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That's almost it from Zurich. Let's hope Cristiano Ronaldo's mantelpiece is huge. He certainly needs to put all these awards somewhere.

Vintage year

Fifa Best Male Player Award

So Cristiano Ronaldo's efforts in 2016 resulted in the European Championship, Champions League, Club World Cup, plus individual best player awards from Fifa, Uefa, and France Football magazine. Tremendous.

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Congratulations, @Cristiano Ronaldo! Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2016 🏆

Congratulations, @Cristiano Ronaldo! Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2016 🏆

'Fantastic year'

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"I will never forget 2016," says Cristiano Ronaldo, who goes on to thank his team-mates, family and "my whole staff". He says he's sorry "some people" from Barcelona are not in Zurich. I'm sure Lionel Messi has turned off his TV by now.

Ronaldo is world's best - again

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Cristiano Ronaldo!

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And the winner is...

Just imagine...

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Can you imagine a football awards ceremony without Ronaldo or Messi walking away with the biggest prize?

Ronaldo? Messi? Griezmann?

Fifa Best Male Player Award

And then there was one. One last award to hand out. 

Cristiano Ronaldo? Antoine Griezmann? Lionel Messi? Which one will be crowned are best player in the world?

We're moments away from finding out.

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Michael Umogun: Congratulations coach Claudio Ranieri well deserved honour ...you made the impossible possible in 2016.  

Lloyd is best female player

Fifa Best Female Player Award

It goes to World Cup winner and two-time Olympic winner Carli Lloyd.

Penultimate prize

Fifa Best Female Player Award

We're not far from the end.

The penultimate prize to be handed out is best women's player in the world.

Nominees are:

Melanie Behringer,  Bayern Munich and Germany.

Carli Lloyd, Houston Dash and United States.

Marta, FC Rosengard and Brazil.

Who's your money on?

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Another break for 'music'. 

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Peter Collins: This is going to be unpopular but Ranieri shouldn't have won. He was best manager of 2015/16, not of 2016. Recent form awful.    

Subri wins best goal

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Ronaldo is on stage to hand out the award. Not that one, the one from Brazil. It goes to Mohd Faiz Subri. The player is on stage and has whipped his phone out. He appears to be checking his text messages. Finally, he starts his acceptance speech.

Best goal of 2016?

Fifa Puskas Award

We all love a beautiful goal. But which one is better than all the rest?

You won't find anything from Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo here.

The final three goals, whittled down from a shortlist of ten, are by:   

Marlone, attacking midfielder, Corinthians in the 2016 Copa Libertadores.

Daniuska Rodriguez, midfielder, Venezuela, in the 2016 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship.

Mohd Faiz Subri, forward, Penang in the 2016 Malaysia Super League.

Falcao is now on stage receiving a Fifa award for outstanding career. What a reception from the audience. Well deserved. 

'Crazy'

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Claudio Ranieri shakes Diego Maradona's hand as he climbs to the stage to receive his award.

"I'm crazy now," says the Leicester boss. "Thank you so much for voting me. I'm 65 now, I start now as a manger!" 

Dilly dong!

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Diego Maradona is on to stage to present the award to...Claudio Ranieri. Leicester City have another award.

Can Ranieri pip Zidane & Santos?

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Enjoying it so far?

We're around half an hour from discovering who the best player in the world is.

Next up it's men's best coach. Step forward Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Leicester's Claudio Ranieri and Portugal's Euro 2016 winning boss Fernando Santos.

Fifa Fair Play Award

This is moving along swiftly now. Next up is the world governing body's fair play award. 

Since 1987, Fifa has recognised exemplary fair play with this award, which is given to a player, coach, match official, individual fan or a group of fans.  

'Dream 2016'

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now on stage.

He's asked about the prospect of being named Fifa best male player. "I hope so," says Ronaldo. "As I have mentioned many times, last year was a dream year. Real Madrid won the Champions League and the national team won the European Championships."

One for the family album

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There's a short break in the distribution of awards. Julian Perretta is on stage. Yes, that Julian Perretta. He's a pop singer from England. Some of the audience are clapping along. Cristiano Ronaldo is remaining absolutely still.

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GSBaines: World's best player award, all the stats point to Lionel Messi, no idea why Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite.

Neid crowned best women's coach

Fifa Best Women's Coach Award

Frank Rijkaard is here to present the award to...Silvia Neid.

Award for Portsmouth-born Ellis?

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Next up it's the award for best women's coach. There's an English angle to this. Jill Ellis, head coach of the United States, is one the three nominees and was born in Portsmouth.

Silvia Neid, who retired after leading Germany to a first Olympic title in Rio, is also nominated along with Pia Sundhage, who guided Sweden to silver at the 2016 Olympics.

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Ready for another award? 

Friends reunited

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Sir Alex loves a good bash, doesn't he? The former Manchester United manager has turned up with ex-Red Devils striker Dwight Yorke.

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Antoine Griezmann is in the house!

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John McEnerney: Cristiano Ronaldo will win but in my opinion it should be Andres Iniesta - a giant of the game in every sense of the word. He's aging like the finest of wines!

Liverpool & Dortmund fans win

Fifa Fan Award

And the winner is...Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund fans.

Spine-tingling

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It was enough to send shivers down your spine. 

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund fans singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' as one before last season's Europa League quarter-final at a sell-out Anfield.

The two clubs are up for Fifa's fan award but face competition from Dutch club ADO DenHaag, whose fans brought soft toys to children supporting rival team Feyenoord.

Also in the running are the Iceland fans at Euro 2016 for their inspirational clapping salute to players after games. Who could forget that?  

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Who will win the Fifa fan award? We're about to find out.

Smile!

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Any chance of a smile, Cristiano?

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