Cristiano Ronaldo named Best European Sportsperson 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best European Sportsperson 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo will end the year 2016 with another prestigious individial accolade.

His club side Real Madrid announced that the attacker has been voted the best European sportsperson of 2016 by the 27 international news agencies.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best European Sportsperson 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo won the Champions League, Club World Cup and European Super Cup with Real Madrid and the European Championships with Portugal.

The prize has been awarded since 1958 by the Polish agency PAP and is chosen by the votes of journalists representing each of agencies.

Cristiano beat tennis player Andy Murray, who was second, and the Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu.

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In 2016, Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or and his second UEFA Best Player in Europe award.

He scored 55 goals (42 for Real Madrid and 13 for Portugal), the last four in Japan where he picked up the Golden Boot in the Club World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best European Sportsperson 2016

Ronaldo won Euro 2016 with Portugal

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The 27 agencies that are part of the jury are: Efe (Spain) France Presse (France), Agerpress (Romania), ANP (Netherlands), APA (Austria), ATA (Albania), Belga (Belgium), Belta (Belorussia), BTA (Bulgaria), CTK (Czech Republic), DPA (Germany), Elta (Lithuania), Fena (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Hina (Croatia), Leta (Latvia), Lusa (Portugal), Moldpres (Moldova), SDA-ATS (Switzerland), SHGSK (Kosovo), SID (Germany), Sita (Slovakia), STA (Slovenia), Tanjug (Serbia), TASS (Russia), Ukrinform (Ukraine) and PAP (Poland).

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