Cristiano Ronaldo rounded off 2019 by winning the prize for the best men’s player at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.
Ronaldo, who came third within the 2019 Ballon d’Or rankings behind Virgil van Dijk and winner Lionel Messi, has currently won the award sixfold out of its 9 years of existence.
It additionally marked a fourth consecutive triumph at the awards for the 34-year-old, who helped Juventus claim the 2018-19 Serie A title in his initial season in Italy whereas additionally enjoying a key role in Portugal winning the Nations League.
“I ought to impart my family, my girlfriend, for my boy there, Cristiano, my 3 children who are waiting for me within the hotel, my friends, my team-mates of Juventus and also the national team, my agent, all the folks here tonight who support this gala,” Ronaldo aforesaid.
“I ought to say many thanks to the Arabic community, that is often nice on behalf of me. I even have to thank Dubai in addition – it is a marvelous place to be, i am coming back each year and that i love this place.
“And finally to thank [everyone] who voted on behalf of me.
It’s a nice honor to be here and receive this superb award. I hope to be here next year to receive this award, of course. because of everybody, and a cheerful twelvemonth.”
Ronaldo wasn’t the sole big-name winner at the event, with Atletico Madrid youngster Joao Felix named as the “best revelation player” whereas Miralem Pjanic was given the “player career” award.
England’s international Lucy Bronze has topped the best women’s player of the year, whereas Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was named as the best manager.
“I am sharing this award equally with my employees, I’d not deliver the goods this one while not them and in fact while not the performance of the team,” Klopp aforesaid.
“We started the development from 2 and a half years agone, we had to resolve the issues we had within the starting, dynamical the players were the most issue for achievement, and it’s obvious, their quality and mentality are the explanation for what we achieved.
“We are in a great way…I hope 2020 is like in 2019.”
Liverpool is presently top of the Premier League heading into the twelvemonth, thirteen points afar from second-place Leicester city once the Reds beat Wolverhampton 1-0 on Sunday.