actual Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has gained the UEFA males’s player of the 12 months award for the 2016/17 season.
The 32-12 months-old Portuguese world – who closing time period helped the Spanish workforce to their 2nd successive UEFA Champions League title and 12th total in European soccer’s prime club competitors – bought the award on the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League workforce stage attract Monaco on Thursday.
Ronaldo picked up the trophy for the second consecutive season and 1/3 time in complete, having also got the accolade in 2013/14.
He completed beforehand of two other shortlisted candidates, Barcelona and Argentina ahead Lionel Messi and Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, in a ballot of the eighty coaches in the team stage of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, in conjunction with 55 journalists selected via the european sports Media (ESM) crew, representing each and every of UEFA’s member associations.
“I’m so glad to be right here, and honoured to win this trophy once more,” Ronaldo said after receiving the award. “thanks to my workforce-mates and congratulations to them too. I’m so blessed – thanks also to the supporters of actual Madrid, and everyone who helped me to succeed in this trophy.”
Ronaldo, who finished top scorer in remaining season’s UEFA Champions League with 12 objectives, including two within the remaining in opposition to Juventus in Cardiff, received 482 factors in the ballot, with Messi (141 votes) and Buffon (109 votes) ending 2nd and 0.33 respectively.
The UEFA men’s participant of the yr award is in accordance with avid gamers’ performances during the 2016/17 season in all competitions, each home and international, and at membership and nationwide group levels.
Funchal-born Ronaldo first came to prominence at carrying CP before becoming a member of Manchester United in 2003, transferring on to Madrid in 2009. He has won the UEFA Champions League four occasions – as soon as with United in 2008, and on three occasions with Madrid, in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The talented front-runner has loved a exceptional goalscoring occupation, finding the net 530 times in 721 fits overall.
He has scored 407 objectives in 396 appearances for Madrid – together with ninety objectives in 88 UEFA Champions League outings. His 15 goals in fifty two Champions League appearances for United mean that he is the overall prime scorer in Champions League history. He has high-scored in the competitors, both jointly or outright, a file six times – including for a report five consecutive campaigns.
Ronaldo has additionally netted seventy five occasions in 143 appearances for Portugal, and was once an inspirational determine within the team that received the UEFA EURO 2016 title in France final yea