Ronaldo appeared via a live television link and his agent Jorge Mendes collected the award on his behalf while Florentino Perez collected Best Club of the Year for Los Blancos and Best President of the Year trophies.
Commenting on his award, Ronaldo said: “This year we won the Champions League and for the first time a trophy with Portugal. I won the Golden Ball and FIFA Club World Cup. How can I ask for more?
“The people still have doubts about me, about Real Madrid, about the national team.
“But we have the proof – we have won everything. It’s been an amazing year, I’m so happy. I have to pay tribute to my team-mates and my coaches Zinedine Zidane and Fernando Santos.”
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Winners of the 2016 Globe Soccer Awards are:
1) Best Player of the year: CRISTIANO RONALDO
2) Best Club of the year: REAL MADRID
3) Best President of the year: FLORENTINO PEREZ
4) Best Coach of the year: FERNANDO SANTOS
5) Best Referee of the year: MARK CLATTENBURG
6) Best Agent of the year: MINO RAIOLA
7) Special Award: UNAI EMERY
8) Best Sports Media Agency of the year: MP& SILVA
9) Best Arab Player of the year: MOHAMED SALAH
10) Kooora Best GCC Player of the year: OMAR ABDULRAHMAN
11) Best Chinese Player of the year: ZHENG ZHI
12) Kooora Best GCC Club of the year: AL HILAL
13) Player Career Award: SAMUEL ETO’O
Imagery by Christopher Whiteoak.