CRISTIANO RONALDO couldn’t hide his frustration after missing out on the Fifa Best Men’s Player award on Thursday night.

The Juventus star, 35, won the prestigious individual award in 2016 and 2017.

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't mask his frustration after Robert Lewandowski beat him to the Fifa Best Men's Player award on Thursday

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Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t mask his frustration after Robert Lewandowski beat him to the Fifa Best Men’s Player award on ThursdayCredit: Reuters
The disappointment was etched across Ronaldo's face clear for all to see

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The disappointment was etched across Ronaldo’s face clear for all to seeCredit: Reuters

But Ronaldo has been forced to wait to make it a hat-trick ever since.

In 2018, the former Real Madrid star missed out to Luka Modric, while Lionel Messi beat him to the 2019 gong.

And in 2020, despite making the three-man shortlist yet again, Ronaldo missed out AGAIN.

Robert Lewandowski took the evening’s biggest award after his spectacular run of form.

The Polish striker, 32, scored 60 goals in just 52 games – at least 20 more than any other player in Europe’s Big Five leagues – during the eligible period.

Lewandowski also helped Bayern Munich secure an historic treble – including the Bundesliga and Champions League crowns – in 2019-20.

And despite knowing the Poland star was heavy favourite going into the ceremony, Ronaldo still looked gutted after missing out on the award.

As Fifa president Gianni Infantino walked down a corridor to ‘surprise’ the winner, Ronaldo and Messi – all the while watching on via video link – realised it wasn’t their year.

The 2020 Fifpro world XI includes four Liverpool stars, as well as Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski
The 2020 Fifpro world XI includes four Liverpool stars, as well as Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski

And Ronaldo sat there with brow furrowed and arms crossed, with the disappointment etched across his face.

But the Portuguese star oughtn’t have been frustrated, with the stats suggesting Ronaldo shouldn’t have even been in the TOP TEN.

Elsewhere at Thursday night’s show, Tottenham star Son Heung-min won the Puskas award for best goal for his incredible solo strike against Burnley last season.

Manuel Neuer beat Liverpool stopper Alisson and Jan Oblak to the Best Men’s Goalkeeper gong.

But there was some joy for the Reds as Jurgen Klopp won the Men’s Coach of the Year award beating Leeds chief Marcelo Bielsa.

Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara were all named in the Fifpro Men’s world XI, with Messi making his 14th straight team and Ronaldo also included.

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford won the Fifa Foundation Award for his ‘inspirational work’ tackling food poverty in the UK this year.

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