Ronaldo beats Messi to be crowned Player of the Century at Globe Soccer Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has` been named as Player of the Century at the 2020 Globe Soccer Awards after he finished ahead of Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, and Mohamed Salah.

A star-studded event was held in Dubai the Portuguese was deemed to be the best player between 2001 and 2020, after winning five Champions League titles, three Premier Leagues with Manchester United and two LaLiga Santander trophies with Real Madrid, as well as the Nations League with Portugal.

“Thank you, to everyone who voted for me, to my family, to my mother and sisters,” Cristiano said.

“It is an exceptional achievement. It gives me the motivation to move forward.

“To be named the best is a great honour, I hope that this situation is over next year and that we can have more fun, thank you very much.

“I hope to still be able to play for more years. It is an exceptional achievement. It gives me the motivation to move forward.

“To be named the best is a great honour, I hope that this situation is over next year and that we can have more fun, thank you very much. I hope to still be able to play for more years.”

Elsewhere at the Globe Soccer Awards, Robert Lewandowski won Best Player of the Year, Hans Dieter Flick lifted the Best Coach of the Year award, and Iker Casillas was handed a Player Career Award.

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