Recognised alongside the Portuguese international was Argentine Diego Simeone, who on Monday picked up the Miguel Muñoz prize as an outstanding coach for his accomplishments with Atletico Madrid, reports Efe.
Another South American, Uruguay international Luis Suarez, who was absent during the awards ceremony, was honoured with the Pichichi top scorer award for his 40 goals in the colours of FC Barcelona.
Ronaldo's Real Madrid teammate Alvaro Morata was chosen as the best Spanish international of 2015-16.
Atleti's Jan Oblak took the Zamora prize for fewest goals allowed while the Zarra for the Spaniard with the most goals scored in La Liga -- went to Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Bilbao.
Jennifer Hermoso, who plays for Barcelona's women squad, took the Pichichi for being the most prolific scorer in the women's league.