Cristiano Ronaldo named Best Player at 2019 Globe Soccer Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the Best Player as the Juventus star won two honours at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards.

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Cristiano Ronaldo named Best Player at 2019 Globe Soccer Awards

Ronaldo was crowned Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards which took place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday night.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was named 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.’

It marked the third consecutive year Ronaldo was crowned the award’s best player, and fifth in total 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.

Simeone’s Atletico, meanwhile, were named Best Club of the Year with chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin.

Juve’s Blaise Matuidi and Brazil great 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.

Ronaldo has scored a league-high 14 Serie A goals to help Italian champions Juve sit nine points clear atop the table.

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