The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of the Real Madrid football team, has won a new trophy this year, on the occasion of the 7th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards, which took place in Dubai, together with his compatriot Fernando Santos, the coach which led the Spanish national to victory on the occasion of the EURO 2016. Ronaldo has conquered the trophy reserved for the best player of the year, after he managed to win in 2016 the Champions League with Real Madrid and the title of European champion with the representative of his country. ‘It was probably the best year for me so far,’ said the player who also won the Golden Ball this year, for the fourth time in his career. Cristiano Ronaldo had as challengers the Argentinian Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) the Frenchman Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), the Welsh Gareth Flinched (Real Madrid) and the Englishman Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), the other players nominated for this award.
Fernando Santos has been designated the best coach of the year, after he led Portugal to win the European title, the first in the history of this country, specifies the AFP. Real Madrid has received, in turn, the trophy reserved for the best club of the year, while its leader, Florentino Perez, entered on the possession of the title of the best president of a club in 2016. The Spanish Unai Emery, the current technician of the team Paris Saint-Germain, was rewarded with a special prize for the performance achieved as the leader of his former football team, FC Sevilla, with which he managed to win the Europe League trophy for three years in a row (2014, 2015 and 2016). On the occasion of this gala that took place in Dubai, the Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has been rewarded for his entire career.