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Here is what happened at the FIFA awards gala: Pictures


Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud won the Puskas award for the first time for his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last season.

IT was a glorious evening in London, where Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke became the first ever South African player to be part of the glittering Fifa event.

Oliver Giroud

The France international striker beat out Masuluke and Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos for the award.


Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the main award while, Masuluke who is the first goalkeeper to be nominated for the Puskas Award missed out.

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Ronaldo retained his FIFA men’s player of the year crown, beating Lionel Messi and Neymar to earn the accolade of the world’s best footballer.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star picked up the award ahead of his rivals from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain on the back of triumphs in La Liga and the Champions League last season.


Ronaldo has scored 44 goals for club and country so far in 2017 and scored twice in the Champions League final in June as Real retained the trophy and became European champions for a record-extending 12th time.


Here are some of the best images from the FIFA awards gala.British actor Idris Elba, taking a selfie with the Fifa World XI.

 Idris ElbaCristiano Ronaldo with friends and family during The Best FIFA Football Awards

Ronaldo Family

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