The pair, who are regarded as arguably the best in their respective sports, are now enjoying breaks away in Dubai in a bid to escape the chilly winter conditions of England and Italy.
Blaise Matuidi - also won a career award, while Liverpool's Alisson won best goalkeeper.
When CR7 was presented, fans sang "bring us the Champions League", and the striker is doing his best to deliver.
Gatwick, Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said on Wednesday: "The military capability has now been withdrawn from Gatwick ". These included 93 confirmed as coming from "credible people" including a pilot and airport staff.
The Portugal captain registered 49 goals in 53 appearances for both club and country in the calendar year of 2018, and now sits top of the Serie A goalscoring charts. This time preference was given to the victor of Europa League Atletico Madrid.
World Cup-winning France coach Didier Deschamps took the Best Coach award.
Meanwhile, La Liga's Atletico were named Best Club of the Year.
"The year has started very well with this fantastic award, and with this handsome goal that I, unfortunately, scored against my current team, so I'm not totally happy (smiles)", Ronaldo said upon receiving his award.