Rabat - Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named 2016 best player of the year at the Globe Soccer Awards.
Rabat – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named 2016 best player of the year at the Globe Soccer Awards.
Ronaldo claimed the best player award after helping his country land their first major title at this year’s European Championship and firing Real to a record 11th European Cup triumph.
“Probably (this) was my best year so far,” Ronaldo, who won earlier this month the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in his career, said in a short video message.
Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach, Fernando Santos, was declared best manager after masterminding Portugal’s success in France, while Champions League winners Real Madrid took home the prize for club of the year.
Paris Saint-Germain coach, Unai Emery, also received an award having led Sevilla to a third straight Europa League crown before leaving for France.
Former Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o was lauded for his career achievements.