Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Portugal’s Player of the year!
The Real Madrid striker was named Player of the Year at the annual “Gala das Quinas de Ouro” Portuguese football award ceremony at Estoril Casino (Portugal).
The Madeira born player beat Rui Patrício and Madrid colleague Pepe in the race for the prize and thanked everyone with a special dedication to all Portuguese national team fans: “I’d like to thank my colleagues from Real Madrid, the national team, the coach, the staff, and above all the Portuguese fans” claimed the striker at the a star-studded event .
Portugal national team coach Fernando Santos was awarded with the “Coach of the Year” prize in recognition of the Euro 2016 achievement where Portugal saw off hosts France in a tense extra-time win at Saint Denis (Paris) last summer to claim the European Championship.
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