Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s participant of the 12 months at an awards ceremony in Milan on Monday night time.
Ronaldo was on the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan to gather his prize, as a substitute of attending the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris the place he was third within the voting for finest participant on the earth which Messi gained.
In line with experiences, the Portugal worldwide turned up about an hour earlier than the primary award was introduced, arriving greater than two hours after the opposite company, and waited outdoors within the automotive till the second got here for him to go on stage to choose up the prize for his place within the group of the season.
“It’s an honor to hold this award,” Ronaldo mentioned in Italian. “I thank my Juventus teammates.
“I’m very happy to play in Italy, it’s a very difficult league. Thanks to everyone for having voted for me. I want to do as well this year, too.”
Ronaldo additionally took to Instagram hours in the past to thank everybody that voted for him, including that switching to the Italian league from La liga has been tough however he’s joyful and desires to be higher.
The Portugal worldwide scored 26 objectives in his debut season in Italy and helped Juventus in direction of one other home title. Within the league, he scored 21 instances in 31 appearances, ending fourth within the top-scoring charts, with veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella of Sampdoria amassing the golden boot award.
A jury comprising of fellow Serie A gamers, coaches, referees, journalists, and present and former technical commissioners all agreed that Ronaldo was the league’s finest final season.
Juventus’ quest to win the league but once more isn’t going nicely nonetheless, with Inter Milan at present some extent above them on the summit of the desk.
Ronaldo has managed six objectives in his 11 Serie A appearances this time period and shall be anticipated to assist his aspect safe one other league title.