Cristiano Ronaldo claims 10th Portuguese player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo claims 10th Portuguese player of the year award

- Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a record 10th Portuguese player of the year gong

- The 34-year-old beat Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves and Bruno Fernandes to the prize

- Ronaldo has won every title since 2007 except in 2010 and 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo has been rewarded with another prestigious prize after seeing off the likes of Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva to claim his 10th Portuguese Player of the Year award.

According to Daily Mail report, the 34-year-old Juventus forward has continued to reign supreme in his country's annual awards night in the last decade, winning the annual prize since 2007 except in 2010 and 2014 when Simao and Pepe carted home the awards.

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Interestingly, Ronaldo, who helped Juventus claim a straight eighth Serie A title last campaign, saw off the quartet of Atletico Madrid youngster Joao Felix, Man City's Bernardo Silva, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Wolves' Ruben Neves.

The ceremony which took place at the Carlos Lopes Pavilion in Lisbon saw Ronaldo pay homage to childhood club - Sporting Lisbon during his speech.

“This world is so fast, with the social media, the press, it's been wild,” Ronaldo recalled.

“It's been an extremely complicated year on a personal level. Don't let anyone pull you down.

“I can't help but mention that Sporting deserves a little prize. Next time.”

Benfica were the big winners of the night after their men's and women's sides claimed team of the year awards.

Bruno Lage, Benfica boss, also received the manager of the year prize.

YEN.com.gh reported earlier that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo is no doubt among the top ranked football stars the world has seen in the last decade.

At the last count, the Juventus forward has won laurels both in Portugal colours and various clubs he has played for, resulting in a rivalry with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi in the last 10 years.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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