Cristiano Ronaldo won Globe Soccer’s Best Footballer of 2017 in Dubai. The Portuguese was not on hand to receive the award personally. It is the fifth time the Real Madrid star has been awarded the prize and the second consecutive victory.
The jury selected to pick the winner placed significant importance on Ronaldo’s role in Real Madrid winning five titles during the year. The latest award to be added to his cabinet comes hours after the player organised his own gala in Madrid to share with his family and friends his most successful year as a professional footballer.
Zidane also received an award from Globe Soccer as the best manager, the first in his career. He was nominated for an award last year but Fernando Santos, the Portuguese manager, won it for his contribution to Portugal winning the Euros in France. This time around, however, Zidane beat out all competition having claimed five titles during the year.
And finally, Real Madrid won the best club of 2017. Los Blancos have lived through their best year in their 115-year history with the five titles they collected over the last 12 months.