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Ronaldo Nominated For Another Prestigious Award

Cristiano Ronaldo Nominated For Laureus Sportsman Of The Year Award

By David Kappel - Jan 11, 2017 04:04 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for yet another prestigious award – and is the only footballer among the final six nominees – while South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk was nominated in a different category.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see all five footballing nominees for the Laureus World Sport Awards.

The Portuguese could become the first footballer to lift the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, which is voted for by a panel of professional sports editors, writers and broadcasters.

He will be up against basketball duo Stephen Curry and LeBron James, athletes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, and tennis star Andy Murray.

No footballer has won the main category of the Laureus World Sports Awards since its inception in 1999, while Novak Djokovic won the past two versions of the award.

UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid and UEFA European Championship victors Portugal are nominated in the Laureus World Team of the Year category.

In addition, Leicester City have been nominated for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year category, along with European football minnows Iceland following their heroics at Euro 2016.

Read: FIFA Announce 2016 World Team Of The Year

In this category, Claudio Ranieri's side and Iceland will be up against South Africa's world record holder Wayde van Niekerk.

Do you think Ronaldo could become the first footballer to lift the prestigious award? Have your say in the comments section below.


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lesiba ko-c 4 life Joined: 04 Dec 2015
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lesiba ko-c 4 life Jan 12, 2017 02:34 PM
Go for it mochana.....i trust u
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Schweinstriker_31 Jan 11, 2017 11:48 PM
he won't smell this award,this is not corrupt fifa
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mphomm12 Jan 11, 2017 09:10 PM
Cr7 will be the first football player to win it....
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Faysal Jan 11, 2017 08:50 PM
Give us a real news please
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vijjox Jan 11, 2017 08:42 PM
Eix I wish...
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Mpho Poster Jan 11, 2017 08:06 PM
editor please stop reporting about CR7 cz yul cz more heart atacks. am just wondering where is the one from another Planet
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Phohlomlungisi8@gmail.com Jan 11, 2017 08:01 PM
He can win it cr7 alwaz break record
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juelz2, Jan 11, 2017 07:52 PM
Uuuhm it will b difficult btwn Lebron James and Cristiano Ronaldo this time both are my fav players.
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TrevorvanWyk Jan 11, 2017 07:22 PM
Where Is the guy "from another planet?"
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im wrath Jan 11, 2017 07:12 PM
He won't win it as long LeBron James he is there
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Akani80 Jan 11, 2017 07:10 PM
Obvious KING CR7 Will take this one
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musah05 Jan 11, 2017 07:05 PM
so where is the "greatest of all times" messi if he is so great or Real "paid again" for cr7 to get this nomination?
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thembagp Jan 11, 2017 06:36 PM
Messi wl retire for good this time
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cbugcwensa Jan 11, 2017 06:26 PM
My king
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Afzondering Jan 11, 2017 06:10 PM
baphel'abantu weee!!!
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kdowns Jan 11, 2017 06:07 PM
I don't see Ronaldo beating Mo Farah or LeBron James on these award
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shadae Jan 11, 2017 05:34 PM
Ok nice one
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Jan 11, 2017 05:31 PM
ITS ALL YOURS KING & THE ONLY COMPETITION IS USAIN BOLT & YOU IRRITATING ALOT OF PEOPLE WITH ALL YOUR ACCOLADES..................... IF YOU WERE TO WIN IT SOME WILL QUIT FOOTBALL #TEAMCR7
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Downs Rude Dude Jan 11, 2017 04:48 PM
Realistically, Lebron and Bolt are a tough call for King CR7
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Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Jan 11, 2017 04:47 PM
Good luck Wayd.....CR7 n Iceland

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