Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo won record fifth best player of the year award at the Globe Soccer Awards on Thursday night at the United Arab Emirates.

Ronaldo bagged the award after beating Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe to the award. It was also the third consecutive year when CR7 was crowned the award’s best player. Ronaldo has won this award in 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

Other than the best player of the year award, Cristiano Ronaldo also received the Fans’ Award at the ceremony in the UAE.

In 2017, La Liga giants Real Madrid and Ronaldo took a clean sweep of the awards as former Manchester United striker claimed Best Player, Zinedine Zidane took Best Coach and the Spanish giants earning Best Club.

 

“What better way to start the new year. Thanks for the appreciation and the care that I have received today,” Cristiano Ronaldo wrote from his official Instagram handle as he shared a photo of the award alongside his agent Jorge Mendes, who was named Agent of the Year and his son Cristiano Ronaldo jr.

 

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner stunned the football world in Summer Transfer window of 2018 when he changes his loyalty from Real Madrid to Juventus following his sensational Euro 112million transfer in the off-season.

So far, Ronaldo has scored 15 goals for Serie A giants Juventus in all competitions. Currently, Juve are the table toppers of Serie A with a record 53 points before the winter break.

France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps bagged the Best Coach award after he defeated Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri for the trophy.

 

Meanwhile, La Liga’s Atletico were named Best Club of the Year.