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Sport: Cristiano Ronaldo named best European Sportsperson of 2017

Sport: Cristiano Ronaldo named best European Sportsperson of 2017

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Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been announced Best European Sportsperson for the second year in a row.

The Portugal captain and winner of the 2017 Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo received 159 points, beating Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton (143) and tennis players Roger Federer (124) and Rafa Nadal (113).


The award has been running since 1958 and is awarded by the Polish PAP agency.

Below is the full list of points voted by 26 international news agencies for 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

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