Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won European Sportsperson 2017,after defeating Lewis Hamilton and Roger Federer to be named Best for the second year in a row.
Cristiano Ronaldo had 159 points, edging him ahead of racing driver Hamilton (143) and tennis Federer (124) and Rafael Nadal (113).
Year 2017 is a remarkable year that saw Portuguese forward clinch the Champions League, La Liga and Club World Cup with Real Madrid, as well as winning his fifth Ballon D’Or and becoming a father to three more children, the Portuguese striker was voted by 26 international news agencies.
The poll to determine the Best European Sportsperson of the year includes votes from 26 news providers across the globe.
The prize has been awarded by the Polish PAP agency.
Below is the full list of European Sportsperson of the year 2017.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, football (Portugal) – 159pts
2. Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 (GB) – 143pts
3. Roger Federer, tennis (Switzerland) – 124pts
4. Rafael Nadal, tennis (Spain) – 113pts
5. Sarah Sjoestroem, swimming (Sweden) – 75pts
6. Marcel Hirscher, alpine skiing (Austria) – 68pts
7. Laura Dahlmeier, biathlon (Germany) – 51pts
8. Mohamed Farah, athletics (GB) – 51pts
9. Chris Froome, road cycling (GB) – 50pts
10. Ekaterini Stefanidi, athletics (Greece) – 41pts