Gianluigi Buffon won the golden foot award 2016 , he got more votes than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and become the first goalkeeper to win the award after 28 years.
Buffon was listed as a potential winner after he won Italian Cup and had a really great appearances with Italy national team.
“Long life to Monte Carlo, I hope to win more award , and I also think that i deserved this award”
Juventus goalkeeper was voted by the fans more than the other candidates, this award is only for the players above 28 years old.
His rivals for this award were also : Edison Cavani, Frank Lampard, Kaka, Iker Casillias, Thiago Silva and Andrea Pirlo.
Last three years winners : Samuel Eto, Iniesta, and Didier Drogba.
Italian players that won this award are: Roberto Baggio (2003), Alessandro Del Piero (2007) and Francso Totti (2010).