SPORTS: CRISTIANO RONALDO: ‘2016 WAS PROBABLY MY BEST YEAR SO FAR’

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The Real Madrid attacker reiterated that
2016 was the best year of his career after
taking home a Globe Soccer Award on
Tuesday
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano
Ronaldo feels he silenced his
remaining doubters with a trophy-laden
2016, claiming it was ‘probably his best
year so far’.
A victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid
saw Ronaldo lift the Champions League
trophy before guiding Portugal to their
maiden major crown at Euro 2016 and
enjoying further success in the Club World
Cup.

Ronaldo was rewarded for his stunning
year with the Ballon d’Or this month and
added another individual honour on
Tuesday when he was named best player
at the Globe Soccer Awards.
“Collectively and individually, it was
probably my best year so far,” Ronaldo
said in a recorded video message.
“We won the Champions League with Real
Madrid, we won a major title with
Portugal’s national team for the first time,
I won the Ballon d’Or, the Club World Cup.
I cannot ask for more.
“The people who still doubt me, Real
Madrid and the national team, they now
have the proof. We won everything.
“So it has been an amazing year and I am
very happy with it. I want to thank my
team-mates from the national team and
Real Madrid.”
Ronaldo’s national team boss, Fernando
Santos, was named coach of the year at
the same ceremony.

Real Madrid were awarded the team of the
year trophy, while Jorge Mendes picked up
the agent of the year award.
Former Chelsea and current Roma winger
Mohamed Salah was awarded the Arab
player of the year award, his first time
being named as the winner.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino presented
Salah and the other winners with their
trophies.

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