Cristiano Ronaldo Named Player Of The Century At Globe Soccer Awards
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner clinched the award just days after he was presented with Golden Foot Award.
🏆 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo presented with the PLAYER OF THE CENTURY 2001-2020 Globe Soccer Award, by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum — Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, at tonight’s gala pic.twitter.com/DK3B3My5t6
— Globe Soccer Awards (@Globe_Soccer) December 27, 2020
The 35-year-old, who has won domestic league titles in Spain, England and Italy and Euro 2016 with Portugal, admitted his pride at receiving the accolade, given to the player judged the best between 2001 and 2020.
Ronaldo at the event said;
It’s a pleasure to win titles. It’s not easy to be top of the game for so many years. I am really proud, but without a team, great coaches and clubs it is not possible.
Real Madrid which won five Champions League and seven La Liga titles in the past 20 years was named the Club of the Century.
Winning the Club of the Year 2020 is Bayern Munich whose striker, Robert Lewandowski, beat Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the Player of the Year award.
Pep Guardiola was honoured for a managerial career which has seen him win league championships in Spain, Germany and England, as well as the Champions League twice.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino was present at the event as well as former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique amongst others.
Globe Soccer Awards, founded in 2010, acknowledge excellence in football with an annual gala dinner and awards ceremony.