Cristiano Ronaldo nominated for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Cristiano Ronaldo is again among the ten nominees for UEFA’s award for the best player in Europe. This is the fourth edition of the award, whose winner is chosen by votes from a panel of judges formed by journalists from each of the associations that form UEFA. The award will be presented on 28 August in Monaco during the draw for the Champions League group stage.
The winner will come from a list of 10 players and will be announced on 28 August in Monaco.
Ronaldo finished the season with top scorer in UEFA Champions league. He scored record breaking 17 goals in a season in champions league also breaking Leo Messi’s 14 goal record.

Real Madrid star also wins the European golden shoe with Luis Suarez (joint top scorer) for netting 31 goals in league. However, Ronaldo took less games than Suarez to reach 31 goals.

Along side individual achievemnets Ronaldo made this season his best season at real madrid so far by winning Real Madrid’s 10th European title as well as Copa Del Rey.

The three finalists for the accolade will be announced on 14 August. As well as Cristiano Ronaldo, the list includes: Di Maria, Diego Costa, James Rodríguez, Lahm, Messi, Müller, Neuer, Robben and Luis Suárez.

Pictures : Cristiano Ronaldo at Globe Soccer Award Dubai (28 December 2011)

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Cristiano Ronaldo steal the limelight as he received Best Player of the year at Globe Soccer Award in Dubai last night. He accompanied by his girlfriend Irina Shayk and manager Jorge Mendes, who also won The Best Agent Award. While Del Piero received a Career Award for his fantastic lifetime career in football.

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News and Pictures : Cristiano Ronaldo Receives AS Sports Award 2011 (28 November 2011)

cristiano ronaldoCristiano Ronaldo received AS Sports Awards 2011 in a ceremony at Hotel Palace, Madrid, yesterday night.

The award is the 5th edition from AS, which also honored the  other 2 athletes with the same award. The 3 athletes were chosen by the strong recognition in their fabulous career in 2011. Their names were the most voted through the poll from readers among all 13 nominees.

For Cristiano Ronaldo, he received the award for his 40 goals in last season.

”It’s a great honor to receive this award for the second time. It makes me very happy and I want to thank the fans and my teammates,” said Cristiano .

When he got asked whether he was living at his best moment of his career, he replied :

”Maybe, but there is still much to finish the season. I think I’m in a good time and want to continue. The team is in a good time and we have to continue this until the end of season. ”

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Cristiano Ronaldo Targets The Ballon d’Or and The Best Player In History Titles

Cristiano Ronaldo attending the launch of Castrol's RankingsThe end of the year 2009 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi succeed to Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year awards among others.

Cristiano Ronaldo saw the Argentine playmaker picking the UEFA Best Forward & Player of the Year, the Ballon d’Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year titles in front of his own eyes.

Now, ahead of the year 2010, the Puskas Award winner has avowed his wishes. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to win the Champions League at all cost with a final at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona. And after all, he wants to return on the throne as the planet’s best player.

Speaking to Spanish press Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo insisted on his desires and ambitions:

“I’ve got an ambition of becoming the best player in history.”

”Thanks God, I won the award for the best player in the world once, but I wish to win it again.”

Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored six goals in the UEFA Champions League despite missing two games in the group stages of the competition.

The Portuguese winger also has seven goals to his name despite featuring only eight times in La Liga. His absences were mainly due to the ankle injury he sustained earlier in September.

Reflecting on his health, which somewhat troubled his perfect start for Real Madrid, Ronaldo concluded:

“My ankle is fine. I think Real Madrid doctors will notice if it’s not fine. I’m certain that I won’t need an operation.”

In Cristiano Ronaldo Fan’s poll today, we ask you about your opinion regarding Cristiano Ronaldo and his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or in 2010.

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Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor

Cristiano Ronaldo Grabs The First FIFA Puskas Award With Wonder Goal v FC Porto.

Cristiano Ronaldo being handed the FIFA Puskas award by Erzsebet Puskas and George WeahCristiano Ronaldo won the first FIFA Puskas award in honor of the legendary Ferenc Puskas. See how he won the award which was presented to him by Puskas’ widow and George Weah…

On Monday night, it was always likely that Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi would be crown the FIFA Player of the Year 2009. However, Real Madrid’s Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t left the event empty handed.

The decorated superstar took away the FIFA Puskas Award which goes to the player who scored the best goal of the season. It was given to him by former FIFA Player of the Year George Weah and by the widow of the legendary Ferenc Puskas, Madam Erzsebet Puskas.

120,000 football fans had the right to chose and vote on FIFA.com among nine other great goals. Michael Essien’s hot strike and Andres Iniesta screamer in the Chelsea v Barcelona game, Grafite’s backheel against Bayern Munich, as well as Fernando Torres’ unstoppable volley against Blackburn Rovers were all part of the ten-goals list.

But it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40-yard strike for Manchester United against FC Porto in the quarter-finals of the Champions League that came on top of all.

That particular goal helped Manchester United edge 3-2 past the Portuguese champions on aggregate after being held 2-2 at Old Trafford in the first leg.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was all smiles during the whole of the evening, gladly declared on the podium:

“I’m very proud of this award. It is a great honor for me.”

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to win the FIFA Puskas Award which has just been introduced by FIFA in honor of Hungary’s legendary captain Ferenc Puskas.

Speaking to FIFA.com later on, Cristiano Ronaldo reflected on the nature of that amazing goal which landed him the FIFA Puskas award. He affirmed:

“It was incredible… a fantastic goal. I wouldn’t be able to tell you how I scored a goal like that if you asked me.

“It’s just about hitting the ball hard and seeing the net flap. That’s all.”

Here are the full results of the top ten goals voted by the 120,000 fans:

1) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): 17,68%
2) Andres Iniesta (Barcelona): 15,64%
3) Grafite (Wolfsburg): 13,39%
4) Eliran Atar (Bnei Yehoda): 13,36%
5) Fernando Torres (Liverpool): 9,44%
6) Nilmar (Internacional): 8,71%
7) Michael Essien (Chelsea): 7,85%
8. Luis Angel Landin (Cruz Azul): 7,30%
9) Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal): 4,04%
10) Katlego Mphela (South Africa): 2,59%

Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor

Current FIFA World Player Of The Year Cristiano Ronaldo To Be Jealous Of Lionel Messi?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi - 2007 Awards night.The FIFA World Player of the Year Award is set to take place on Monday, December 21st in Zurich. Lionel Messi is the hot favorite to grab the accolade and therefore make a clean sweep of titles, just like Ricardo Kaka in 2007 and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008.

The Portuguese superstar was poised to be succeeded by Barcelona’s Argentine ace Lionel Messi since long ago. However, as a “perfectionist”, Cristiano Ronaldo might be aching to see his rival take over his crowns one by one this year.

Earlier in the summer, Lionel Messi was voted UEFA’s Best Forward and Best Player of the year. Recently, the number 10 playmaker also scooped the Ballon d’Or award only to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievement last year.

Next week, Messi is expected to clinch FIFA’s most prestigious individual trophy – the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

Should this eventually happen, Lionel Messi would come as Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor for the title – much to the pleasure of Barcelona, Argentina, and anti-Ronaldo supporters.

And how will Cristiano Ronaldo perceive such a thing?

Not to mention the word “jealousy”, will it drive Cristiano Ronaldo to reach new heights just as Kaka’s crowning as the world’s best player in 2007 pushed him to score an incredible 42 goals in a season and eventually become the best?

Cristiano Ronaldo Tops FIFA’s Shortlist For The World Player Of The Year Award

Cristiano Ronaldo, 2008 FIFA World Player of the YearA hat-trick of titles have put Barcelona’s Lionel Messi above the rest according to football fans around the world. The Argentina star is poised to win the Ballon d’Or in December after scooping the UEFA Best Forward and Player of the Year earlier in the summer.

But could it be that the current FIFA World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, edges past Messi to retain his crown come December 21st in Zurich?

Well for the moment, it looks like Real Madrid’s Portuguese play maker will hold on to his title after topping FIFA’s 23-man shortlist for the award.

The former Red Devil player won the FIFA World Club Cup in Japan where he won over the fans with wonderful performances during games. In addition, Ronaldo also won the Carling Cup and the English Premier League with Manchester United.

Ronaldo’s only disappointment came in the Champions League final where Lionel Messi’s Barcelona beat the Red Devils to lift the crown.

In general, Cristiano Ronaldo had a very good season last term despite having to adjust again after undergoing an ankle operation.

Ronaldo emerged as the leading scorer of his former team, Manchester United, for the third time in a row. His goals against Porto FC and Arsenal in the Champions League also helped him to prove his point as the current World Player of the Year.

Though many might argue about the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo tops the FIFA World Player of the Year shortlist ahead of Messi, some may also consider the fact that the English Premier League was arguably much more competitive than the Spanish La Liga and that playing at the highest level each week is obviously more demanding.

Anyway, Cristiano Ronaldo Fan gives you a share of FIFA’s 23-man shortlist for this year’s FIFA World Player of the Year award:

Spain:

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid goalkeeper); Carlos Puyol (Barcelona defender); Andres Iniesta (Barcelona midfielder); Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona midfielder); Fernando Torres (Liverpool striker); David Villa (Valencia striker)

England:

Frank Lampard (Chelsea midfielder); Steven Gerrard (Liverpool midfielder); Wayne Rooney (Manchester United striker); John Terry (Chelsea defender)

Others:

Michael Ballack (Chelsea midfielder); Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus goalkeeper); Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid winger); Diego (Juventus midfielder); Didier Drogba (Chelsea striker); Michael Essien (Chelsea defender); Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan striker); Thierry Henry (Barcelona striker); Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona striker); Ricardo Kaka (Real Madrid midfielder); Luis Fabiano (Sevilla striker); Lionel Messi (Barcelona winger); Frank Ribery (Bayern Munich midfielder).

CRF Contest: And the winners are…!

CRF is proud to unveil runner-up Diana Aguilar and ultimate champion Adrian Serban as the top two winners of CRF’s Best Fan of the Year contest!

After a 31 thrilling days, the competition is finally over with this final day releasing all the stress away. Everyone thought that the winners will be known earlier than that today. Well, J’Lah decided to give a little bit more time for the rest to back up in their votes.

Now, it’s finally over!

705 votes were casted and among those, two persons collected the most votes to emerge as CRF’s Top Two winners of the competition. Fortsätt läsa CRF Contest: And the winners are…!

J’Lah meets the top 4…

Four days remain before CRF’s Best Fan of the Year contest comes to an end and the top 5 has been cut to 4. Adrian, Diana, Enxhi and Getoar are all in the running to become CRF’s best or second best fan of the year while Ulrik Fredrik is definitely out of the race due to a couple of reasons.

I, CRF’s Editor in Chief, Angela Asante aka J’Lah, went to find out everyone’s thoughts and opinion concerning the contest. At my delight, I realized that the level of enthusiasm was high enough to give this first ever CRF contest its deserved significance. Fortsätt läsa J’Lah meets the top 4…

Is Cristiano Ronaldo really the arrogant guy some see?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s frank attitudes have resulted in the public being very much disgusted at him being successful.

Watch this video from You Tube by clicking on ”Read More” where Ronaldo is being presented a fake award by Soccer AM and judge for yourself whether Ronaldo reacts like the arrogant character everyone paints him with. Fortsätt läsa Is Cristiano Ronaldo really the arrogant guy some see?