The result was already well presumed but the ceremony must happen in order to hand over the price! Yes you are right, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA’s Best Player in Europe for the second time after winning the Champions League for 11th time with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal last season.
Check out the Winning moment here:
Before this many well known newspapers and tabloids speculated that Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann might win the night in order to keep the balance in UEFA. But performance prevailed over everything at the end.
Ronaldo’s Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann were beaten in the process. In fact he won it comfortably in the voting.
Ronaldo, 31, scored the winning penalty for Real in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid and carried Portugal to the final single-handedly to win their first Euro back in July. Although Cristiano couldn’t play the final himself due to a torn MCL.
Now this win of Ronaldo puts him on the same space with Lionel Messi since Messi won it twice too in 2011 and 2015.