Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Best Player at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards.
He beat Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain sensation Kylian Mbappe to the award on Thursday.
It marked the third consecutive year the former Real Madrid star was crowned the award’s best player and fifth in total since 2011.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner attended the event at the Madinat Jumeirah with fiancee Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Junior.
“What better way to start the new year. Thanks for the appreciation and the care that I have received today,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also received the Fans’ Award at the ceremony in the United Arab Emirates.
The Portuguese star has made a seamless transition from Real Madrid to Juventus following his sensational €112million transfer in the off-season.
He has scored a league-high 14 Serie A goals to help Italian champions Juve sit nine points clear atop the table.
Atletico, meanwhile, was named Best Club of the Year and World Cup-winning France boss Didier Deschamps took out the Best Coach. Juve’s Blaise Matuidi and Brazil great Ronaldo were also among the recipients.
The Globe Soccer Awards, now in its 10th year, celebrates the achievements of players, managers, club directors and agents over the last 12 months.
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