Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year Award

"I have a lot of space for Trophies” – Ronaldo - NGscoop

 Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year Award

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.

The saw off competition from Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to claim the award for the third time overall.

He has now won the award three times, one more than Messi.

Elsewhere, Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the season, Sergio Ramos the top defender, and Luka Modric the best midfielder, while Ronaldo was also named UEFA forward of the year, beating Paulo Dybala and, again, Messi for the award.

Netherland midfielder Lieke Martens, 24, won the women’s prize.

Martens was instrumental in her country’s European Championship victory this summer, where she was named the player of the tournament  beating Wolfsburg striker Pernille Harderand Lyon midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan to claim the prize.

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