Cristiano Ronaldo wins player of century award.

Cristiano Ronaldo was named player of the century at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.

Defeating Barcelona's Leo Messi and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Ronaldo was voted best player of the 2000s by a 23-person jury, including coaches and former players and worldwide fan votes.

The five-time UEFA Champions League winner (four with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd) led the Portugal national team to win their first-ever major title, the UEFA EURO 2016.

Ronaldo, who is also the captain of Portugal, scored 102 goals for his nation.

He bagged the English Premier League title with the Red Devils for three consecutive years (2007, 2008 and 2009).

A Juventus player since 2018, Ronaldo became the Italian champion twice as he scored 81 goals in 103 games for the Italian club.

The superstar also claimed two of the Best FIFA Men's Player awards, five Ballon d'Or awards, and was chosen the UEFA best player in Europe three times.

In addition to Ronaldo, 

  • Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, during the event, won the Player of the Year award. 
  • The club's coach Hansi Flick bagged the Coach of the Year award. 
  • Bayern Munich won the Club of the Year award.
  • Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola won the Coach of the Century award. 
  • Spanish giants Real Madrid won the Club of the Century award during the event.


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