World accolade for Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as FifPro World Footballer of the Year, after an outstanding spell for Manchester United.

Man United: World accolade for Ronaldo

The Portuguese international scored 42 goals in United's Premier League and Champions League double-winning season, and had been the strong favourite to take the award.

The accolade was voted for by players from over 40 countries and the 23-year-old was picked ahead of the likes of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and AC Milan star Kaka.
It is also expected that Ronaldo, who won the 2007-08 PFA Player of the Year award, will also scoop the Balon D'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year gongs.
Meanwhile, United centre-back Rio Ferdinand was named alongside Ronaldo in the FifPro team of the year.