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FIFA Football Awards: Celtic supporters win fan award for Lisbon Lions tribute

 

Celtic supporters won the Fan Award at the glittering FIFA awards in London.

The award recognised their celebrations in May for the 50th anniversary of the club winning the European Cup.

Fans at Celtic Park held up coloured cards that spelled out 'Lisbon Lions' in tribute to Celtic's 1967 triumph over Inter Milan in the Portuguese capital.

FIFA is running its own awards for the second consecutive time after ending its partnership with France Football's Ballon d'Or in 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo claims FIFA men's player of the year award

Real Madrid's Ronaldo was named best footballer, retaining the prize after scoring 44 goals in 48 appearances in 2017, including 33 for Real Madrid and 11 for Portugal.

The forward collected his award at a ceremony held at the London Palladium on Monday, with fellow nominees Lionel Messi and Neymar both in the crowd.

"Thank you a lot to the guys for voting for me," Ronaldo said.

The event was attended by a host of stars past and present, including Diego Maradona, former Brazil striker Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, Sergio Ramos and Harry Kane, with winners decided by a jury of club and international coaches, media representatives and fans.

Ronaldo's triumph stole the show, however, the 32-year-old receiving recognition for another stellar year in which he won both the Champions League and LaLiga with Real Madrid.

It means he has now picked up three of the last four Ballon d'Or awards, as well as the latest two FIFA Men's Player prizes.

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