LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, congratulates International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, an Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athlete since 2013, on being named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016. The award was determined through a combined voting process that included the votes of team captains and managers from national teams all around the globe, an online public ballot of football fans, and votes by a select group of global media representatives.
“Herbalife Nutrition is proud to congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo for this well-deserved award that celebrates an incredible year filled with amazing accomplishments,” said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO, Herbalife. “We have a proud heritage of supporting athletes around the world like Cristiano who exemplify our belief in proper nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle.”
Ronaldo, named the most famous athlete in the world by ESPN, adds to other major awards in 2016 including the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Golden Boot for being the leading scorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league. He is the only athlete to have won the Golden Boot four times. Ronaldo has also won the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award after leading Real Madrid to a first-place finish in the UEFA Champions League, as well as leading his home country of Portugal to the UEFA Euro 2016 championship for the first time ever. And most recently he won the Ballon d’ Or, the annual football award presented by France Football.
Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athletes use Herbalife® products before, during and after training and games. As part of its ongoing commitment to improving sports nutrition and performance, Herbalife Nutrition launched Herbalife24 CR7 Drive in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo, a sports drink designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of the global soccer legend and benefit athletes of all levels.