| GEO World|
| Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA World Footballer of the Year|
| Updated at: 0102 PST, Tuesday, January 13, 2009|
ZURICH: Manchester United and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Monday named FIFA world footballer of the year for 2008.
Ronaldo, who is also holder of the prestigious Ballon d'Or for the European Footballer of the Year, beat off competition from 2007 winner Kaka (Brazil), Lionel Messi (Argentina), Fernando Torres (Spain) and Xavi (Spain).