Twitter went into a frenzy after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was named Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016-17.
The 32-year-old took home the award for the second year in row, after edging Neymar and Lionel Messi at the awards ceremony in London.
In the year under review, Ronaldo led the Blancos to a La Liga and Champions League double, including two goals in the Champions League final against Juventus.
Twitter fell over itself to applaud the forward with Pele leading the charge.
Congratulations @Cristiano for winning @FIFAcom#TheBest Award! You are changing football’s history books! ??
— Pelé (@Pele) October 23, 2017
What a man… Congrats @Cristiano ?????? https://t.co/XwyhgqcH48
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 23, 2017
Congratulations my friend! You fully deserve it! ?? #TheBest@Cristianohttps://t.co/mLyNeSVURC
— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) October 23, 2017
Congratulations @Cristiano ????
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) October 23, 2017
Simply… The Best @Cristiano#Zidane#HalaMadridpic.twitter.com/h9e368zPtY
— Dani Carvajal Ramos (@DaniCarvajal92) October 23, 2017
“Talent without hard work is nothing” – @Cristiano. pic.twitter.com/dWFvdjUEt4
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) October 23, 2017
Congratulations #CristianoRonaldo and other winners at #TheBest FIFA Football Awards 2017. Someday a Nigerian would be named world’s best pic.twitter.com/6yDdA6NV9A
— Mutiu Adepoju (@MutiuAdepoju8) October 23, 2017
Well done @Cristiano#TheBesthttps://t.co/p7R7lRPIUV
— Kaka (@KAKA) October 23, 2017
#TheBest Men’s Player in the World…
Cristiano Ronaldo! pic.twitter.com/5ei7kX5haW
— Goal.com Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) October 23, 2017
? The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 23, 2017