Ronaldo also played a key role in his country's triumph at Euro 2016. Photograph: (Getty)
Ronaldo scored 51 goals in 48 games in all competitions for Real Madrid who won the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted UEFA's 2015-16 Best Player in Europe for the second time in three years. His teammate Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann came second and third respectively.
"We are really happy because two Real players were among the best in Europe," said Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Ronaldo scored 51 goals in 48 games in all competitions for Real who won the Champions League and finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga.
The Portugal forward was instrumental in his team's Euro 2016 triumph.
(WION with inputs from agencies)