Even though the fortunes of Real Madrid are in a downward spiral at the present moment, the individual awards simply do not stop for Cristiano Ronaldo, and he has been awarded the world’s top goalscorer prize for 2016.
The award, granted by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), recognises the Portuguese forward’s incredible goal record over the course of the calendar year.
His goals with both Los Blancos and his national team have counted towards the overall tally and the trophy was delivered to him on Friday morning.
This latest triumph is actually Ronaldo’s third time winning this particular award, and he now stands on his own as the individual who has been recognised the most by the IFFHS.
Also in the top three were Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani, both of whom enjoyed productive years in 2016 with the Uruguayan noticeably helped by the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.