FIFA honours Celtic, Francis Kone for saving fellow footballer's life

FIFA honours Celtic, Francis Kone for saving fellow footballer's life

- Dortmund fans have won the FIFA Fans award at the Best awards ceremony

- They beat off competition from Celtic and FC Copenhagen supporters

- The FIFA Pro World XI also released and dominated by Real Madrid players

FIFA has awarded Celtic the FIFA Fan award at the FIFA The Best awards ceremony.

Celtic's final match of the league season coincided with the 50th anniversary of winning the European Cup in 1967 - the first British club to lift the trophy.

The Celtic fans honoured the team, known as the "Lisbon Lions", with a stunning full 360-degree card display around Celtic Park.

FIFA The Best fan and fair play award

Celtic fans were honored for their mural. Photo: The Sun

READ ALSO: AC Milan legend elected mayor of his country's capital city in landslide election victory

Also Francis Kone been awarded the FIFA Fair play award. Kone is a Togolese football forward currently playing for FC Zbrojovka Brno in the Czech First League.

He was awarded for saving the life of opposing goalkeeper Martin Berkovec by preventing him from swallowing his tongue after he was knocked unconscious.

FIFA The Best fan award goes to Celtic

Francis Kone (blue) saving the goalkeeper's life. Photo:BBC

The governing body also named the FIFA Pro World XI which was dominated by Real Madrid stars after they won the UEFA Champions League.

PAY ATTENTION: Get the latest News on NAIJ.com News App

The FIFA Pro XI: Buffon, Sergio Ramos, Leonardo Bonucci, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Modric, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi.

FIFA The Best fan award goes to Celtic

The world XI at the awards ceremony. Photo: Bonucci/Twitter

Cristiano Ronaldo won the footballer of the year award while Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane was named the coach of the year.

Also Gianluigi Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the year.

Nigeria Super Eagles qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup on NAIJ.com TV;

Source: Sports.naija.ng

Related news
Arsene Wenger finally names the manager that will replace him at Arsenal (photo)

Arsene Wenger finally names the manager that will replace him at Arsenal (photo)

Arsene Wenger finally names the manager that will replace him at Arsenal (photo)
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel