Leaked: The BEST FIFA Player of the Year 2017 Winner

The BEST FIFA Player of the Year 2017 Winner: The most followed sport in the world is in need of its new king. The battle for the supreme prize in the world of football is here and the biggest and best names in the world will be slugging it out for the elusive supreme prize. The second annual BEST FIFA awards are scheduled to be held on Monday, the 23rd of October, in the Palladium Theatre in London and much anticipation has been built up as FIFA try to replace the Ballon d’Or as the pre-eminent football award – the one everyone wants to win.

Last year there was a fiasco. The results and the name of the winners were one of the worst-kept secrets. It was known worldwide that Ronaldo is going to win the prize defeating his longtime nemesis Lionel Messi. It is to be known that a collection of coaches, captains and journalist vote for the best player in the world.

The BEST FIFA Player of the Year 2017 Winner

As per the reports, this year too the secret isn’t a secret as the BEST FIFA player of the year 2017 winner is leaked. Marca a Spanish daily has leaked a report that CR7 is all set to make it 2 in 2 and defend his crown. Messi and Neymar are going to make it to the podium.

FIFA BEST awards are different from Ballon D’or in the sense that it takes into account a different time frame to give the award for the best performances by the player and team. Rather than looking into the performance over the year it gives the award over the performance of the season as in this case the awards would be given on the basis of the 2106-17 season.

The prophecy or the leaks can well be true because of the impressive run of Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo in the previous season. The team from Spanish capital won everything possible with a double in their kitty. They won the champions league and the La Liga quite comfortably thanks to the goalscoring spree by Ronaldo.

The leaks are also substantiated by the fact that off late the prizes are given more on the team efforts than individual effort. Albeit Messi had more goals than Ronaldo last season, the fact that Barcelona had hardly 1 trophy to showcase Messi will finish second best.

In the goalkeeping department, Gigi Buffon is set to surpass Keylor Navas and Manuel Neuer. Also, the FIFA best XI is set to have 5 Madrid players if the report is to be believed.