After bagging the third title of one of the soccer world’s most priceless award, Ballon d’ Or, Lionel Messi has brought an end to this year on a winning note by grabbing the Best men’s player at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.
Ronaldo had Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk to his competition when nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo has been named as one of the best footballers of his generation. He got numerous awards entitled to his name. For instance, he got his fourth consecutive prize at the awards after helping his club Juventus claim the 2018-19 Serie A title in his first season in Italy while also playing a prime role in Portugal winning the Nations League.
Ronaldo took it to social media to show how glad he was to be privileged with this award by posting this tweet, “Honoured to receive one more time Globe Soccer Award! A very emotional moment for me to share this award with my family. Grateful for all the hospitality, see you soon Dubai!”
While he never forgets to give credits to his family like a real gentleman on receiving the award and being successful.
“I have to thank my family, my girlfriend, for my boy there, Cristiano, my three kids who are waiting for me in the hotel, my friends, my team-mates of Juventus and the national team, my agent, all the people here tonight who support this gala,” Ronaldo said.
“I have to say thank you to the Arabic community, which is always great for me. I have to thank Dubai as well – it’s a marvellous place to be, I’m coming every year and I love this place.
“And finally to thank [everyone] who voted for me. It’s a great honour to be here and receive this amazing award. I hope to be here next year to receive this award, of course. Thanks to everyone, and a happy New Year”, he quoted.
It also marked a fourth successive triumph at the awards for the 34-year-old, who helped Juventus claim the 2018-19 Serie A title in his first season in Italy while also playing a key role in Portugal winning the Nations League.
Ronaldo was not the only big-name winner at the event, with Atletico Madrid youngster Joao Felix named as the “best revelation player” while Miralem Pjanic was given the “player career” award.
England international Lucy Bronze was crowned best women’s player of the year, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was named as the best manager.
“I am sharing this award equally with my staff, I would not achieve this one without them and of course without the performance of the team,” Klopp said.
“We started the development from two and a half years ago, we had to solve the problems we had in the beginning, changing the players was the main factor for success, and it is obvious, their quality and mentality are the reason for what we achieved.
“We are in a good way…I hope 2020 will be like in 2019.”