Ronaldo bags Player of the Century ahead of eternal rival Lionel Messi
Ronaldo bags Player of the Century ahead of eternal rival Lionel Messi

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, named Player of the Century at the Globe Soccer Awards held in Dubai, UAE.

Ronaldo received the prize in person at the ceremony held at the Armani Hotel on Sunday, defeating eternal rival Lionel Messi to the award.

The 35-year-old, who has won domestic league titles in Spain, England and Italy and Euro 2016 with Portugal, spoke about his pride at receiving the accolade, given to the player judged the best between 2001 and 2020.

“It’s a pleasure to win titles. It’s not easy to be top of the game for so many years.

“I am really proud, but without a team, great coaches and clubs it is not possible,” Ronaldo said.

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, was also honoured for a managerial career which has seen him win league titles in Spain, Germany and England, as well as the Champions League twice.

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