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Cristiano Ronaldo Named Player Of The Year At The Globe Soccer Awards

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Cristiano Ronaldo receiving Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards
 
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was named Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Thursday night.

Ronaldo, who moved from Spanish giants Real Madrid to Serie A champions Juventus during the 2018 summer transfer window, pipped in-form French forwards Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe to the accolade.

Griezmann, who plays for Atletico Madrid in the Primera Liga, and Mbappe, the rising Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 star, enjoyed a successful 2018 for club and country. The pair were instrumental in France’s Fifa World Cup title win in Russia.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai

Portuguese star beats out Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe on Thursday night

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was named Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Thursday night.

Ronaldo, who moved from Spanish giants Real Madrid to Serie A champions Juventus during the 2018 summer transfer window, pipped in-form French forwards Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe to the accolade.

Juventus FC midfielder, Blaise Matuidi (L) and (From 3rd L) vice-chairman of the Dubai Sports Council Mattar Al Tayer, Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, head coach of the French national football team, Didier Deschamps, Italian former professional football manager, Fabio Capello, Portuguese football agent Jorge Mendes, CEO of Atletico Madrid, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, former Croatian footballer and current Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, Zvonimir Boban, Brazilian retired footballer, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima aka Ronaldo, retired Saudi Arabian footballer, Sami Al-Jaber and Juventus FC Sporting Director, Fabio Paratici pose for a group photo with their respective award during the 10th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai. AFP

Griezmann, who plays for Atletico Madrid in the Primera Liga, and Mbappe, the rising Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 star, enjoyed a successful 2018 for club and country. The pair were instrumental in France’s Fifa World Cup title win in Russia.

It was a good night for another Ronaldo – the 1994 and 2002 World Cup winner – as the former Brazilian forward was honoured with the ⁣Player Career Award, as was French footballer Blaise Matuidi.

Another Frenchman to be honoured on the night was Didier Deschamps, who won the Best Coach Of The Year Award for his role in Les Bleus’ World Cup win.

Zvonimir Boban, the former Croatian footballer currently serving as Fifa’s deputy secretary general, was bestowed the ⁣Special Career Award. Other winners on the night included Jorge Mendes (Best Agent Of The Year), Fabio Paratici of Juventus (Best Sporting Director Of The Year) and Sami Al Jaber (⁣Arab Career Award).

Atletico were named Best Club Of The Year.

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