Cristiano Ronaldo continued his dominance of the football world by winning three awards at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Thursday.
The Manchester United superstar was named Middle East Player of the Year, Fan’s Player of the Year, and Maradona Award for Top Scorer of the Year.
Ronaldo, who is now 37 years old, is still going strong and is showing no signs of slowing down. He scored 24 goals in 39 appearances for United in all competitions last season, helping the club to finish sixth in the Premier League.
The Middle East Player of the Year award is given to the best player who has performed in the Middle East, and Ronaldo was a clear choice for the honor. He scored 14 goals in 13 appearances for United in the Middle East last season, including a hat-trick against Al-Nassr in the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Fan’s Player of the Year award is voted on by fans, and Ronaldo is always a popular choice. He has won the award four times in the past, and he is the only player to have won it more than once.
The Maradona Award for Top Scorer of the Year is given to the player who has scored the most goals in the world in a calendar year. Ronaldo won the award for the second time in his career, after also winning it in 2019. He scored 49 goals in 2023, including 24 for United and 25 for Portugal.
Ronaldo’s latest awards are further proof of his greatness. He is still one of the best players in the world, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
In addition to his three Globe Soccer Awards, Cristiano Ronaldo made a bold claim at the event in Dubai. The 38-year-old, who recently transferred to Al-Nassr from Manchester United, said that the Saudi Pro League is more competitive than Ligue 1 in France.
“I have played in many leagues around the world, and I can tell you that the Saudi Pro League is one of the most competitive,” Ronaldo said. “The teams are well-funded and have talented players. It is a very challenging league.”
Ronaldo’s comments are sure to spark debate. Ligue 1 is home to some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique de Marseille, and AS Monaco. The league has also produced some of the best players in the world in recent years, such as Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi.
However, Ronaldo’s argument is not without merit. The Saudi Pro League has been growing in popularity and competitiveness in recent years. The league has attracted some of the biggest names in world football, such as Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar. The league has also invested heavily in infrastructure and facilities.
It is too early to say whether Ronaldo is right or wrong. However, his comments are sure to add to the excitement surrounding the Saudi Pro League.