Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Leo Messi and Mohamed Salah to win the “Player of the Century” award at the Globe Soccer Awards, while Bayern Munich’s Hans Flick won the “Coach of the Year” award ahead of Gian Piero Gasperini.
The Juventus striker has been voted the best player of the 2000s beating the stars of Barcelona and Liverpool.
“Being here with great champions like Robert Lewandoski, Gerard Pique and Iker Casillas is amazing,” said Ronaldo.
“Iker is an incredible example for everyone, when he had his problem, he made us realize that we should appreciate what we have. “I am 36 years old, but I still love football, my life and my family,” he added.
“This award is giving me motivation, it is amazing to be part of this event, this is a great honor for me. I hope the pandemic ends next season and more people will be here. Thanks for the trophy, I’m really happy. “I hope to continue playing for a few more years,” said the Portuguese star at the end