Ronaldo wins FIFPro Footballer of the Year Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has added yet another award to his room of trophies. The European Best Player of the Year lifted the FIFPro Award for the first time in his career!

Aafter earning the highest number of the votes, he was clearly delighted about his achievement:

“To be recognised by my fellow professional players worldwide coming from over 50,000 players is amazing,” the Portugal winger said.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who self-estimates himself, did not forget to thank the people as well:

“I would like to thank my teammates and coaches and everyone involved at Man United and the national team, as well as my family and friends for their support,”

“Thank you also to FIFPro for this award and for your work in protecting the interests and welfare of players around the world.”

Cristiano Ronaldo was amongst a list of ten other players, mainly from the Premiership and the Spanish League who made it in the FIFPro Team of the Year.

Real Madrid’s Casillas and defender Sergio Ramos, Barcelona’s Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, and Lionel Messi proved the dominance of the Spanish League. Last year’s FIFPro Award winner Ricardo Kaka was the only Seria A player to be part of FIFPro’s best XI, while the remaining five places went to players from the Premiership – this including John Terry and his countryman Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s Fernando Torres and Manchester United Captain Rio Ferdinand… not forgetting of course Cristiano Ronaldo, the winner of the award.

The Portuguese Superstar has grabbed three individual awards this year – the UEFA Best Forward & Player of the Year in addition to his recent FIFPro title.

Ronaldo is now hoping to sweep the two remaining awards, the Ballon d’Or, and the Fifa Player of the Year Award, which will be handed out later in December.

Written by: Angela Asante

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