Cristiano Ronaldo named Best Player at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards
Juventus forward claimed the Best Player at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards which took place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday night.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner claimed the award ahead of French footballers Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to pick up the award for the fifth time.
Last season Ronaldo and Real Madrid took a clean sweep of the awards, with Ronaldo claiming Best Player, Zinedine Zidane taking Best Coach and the Spanish giants earning Best Club.
The Portuguese footballer who attended the event with fiancee Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Junior said:
‘What better way to start the new year. Thanks for the appreciation and the care that I have received today.’
This is the third consecutive year Ronaldo will be winning the award and this is his fifth time winning the prestigious award since 2011.
World Cup-winning France boss Didier Deschamps took the Best Coach award, beating out an impressive list of nominees that included Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Atletico Madrid was named Best Club of the Year with chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin
Juve’s Blaise Matuidi and Brazil legend Ronaldo were also among the recipients of the various honours handed out.
Matuidi was recognised for his career progress, while the Brazilian Ronaldo, Fabio Capello and Zvonimir Boban were given awards for past achievements in the game.