Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best Player of the Year at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards staged in Dubai this month.
Despite missing out of all three major individual prizes this year, the 34-year-old was recognised for his contribution towards Juve's success since his arrival.
According to Football Italia, the Portuguese megastar has scored 40 goals in all competitions - with the forward raising the bar once again by jumping eight feet high to score his last for the year.
His contributions towards Portugal's win in the UEFA Europa Nations League were also taken into consideration while deciding who to give the award to.
Ronaldo lost both The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Ballon d’Or gongs to his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, while Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk emerged Europe's best player for the season.
He was however named Serie A’s Most Valuable Player for the 2018/19 season, having helped the Old Lady win a domestic brace in his first year at the Turin-based club.
At the same glittering event, Ronaldo's teammate Miralem Pjanic scooped up the Player Career award, while his agent Jorge Mendes won Best Agent.
Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta was named Best Sporting Director.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted at a possible retirement from football with the Juventus star already thinking of entrepreneurship and acting as possible fields to enter once he quits football.
The Portuguese star is considered one of the biggest names to ever play football, having experienced a stellar rise from a young prospect in Lisbon to a global megastar.
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