LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, congratulates
International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, an Herbalife
Nutrition-sponsored athlete since 2013, on being named The Best FIFA
Men's Player 2016. The award was determined through a combined voting
process that included the votes of team captains and managers from
national teams all around the globe, an online public ballot of football
fans, and votes by a select group of global media representatives.
"Herbalife Nutrition is proud to congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo for this
well-deserved award that celebrates an incredible year filled with
amazing accomplishments," said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO,
Herbalife. "We have a proud heritage of supporting athletes around the
world like Cristiano who exemplify our belief in proper nutrition and a
healthy, active lifestyle."
Ronaldo, named the most famous athlete in the world by ESPN, adds to
other major awards in 2016 including the Union of European Football
Associations (UEFA) Golden Boot for being the leading scorer in league
matches from the top division of every European national league. He is
the only athlete to have won the Golden Boot four times. Ronaldo has
also won the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award after leading Real
Madrid to a first-place finish in the UEFA Champions League, as well as
leading his home country of Portugal to the UEFA Euro 2016 championship
for the first time ever. And most recently he won the Ballon d' Or, the
annual football award presented by France Football.
Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athletes use Herbalife® products before,
during and after training and games. As part of its ongoing commitment
to improving sports nutrition and performance, Herbalife Nutrition
launched Herbalife24 CR7 Drive in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo,
a sports drink designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of
the global soccer legend and benefit athletes of all levels.
To learn more about Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes, visit http://iamherbalife.com/blog/athletes/.
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's
lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management,
energy and fitness and personal care products are available
exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in
more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide
problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality
products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community
that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa
Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We
also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around
the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in
many other sports.
The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $4.5
billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of
financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com.
The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time,
as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more,
visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.
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