Ronaldo wins Best Player in Europe award

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award after winning both last season’s Champions League and Euro 2016 with Portugal.

The 31-year-old Ronaldo was chosen ahead of his teammate from Real Madrid Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

This is Ronaldo’s second trophy as he also won it in 2013-14 season. Ronaldo struck the winning spot-kick as Real claimed a record 11th European Cup title, beating city rivals Atletico on penalties in May, before leading his country to Euro 2016 glory.

Ronaldo scored three goals en route to the final of the tournament to equal France’s Michel Platini’s record of nine goals in the European Championship finals.

The award was voted for by journalists from each of UEFA’s 55 member associations.

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