The Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has been chosen as the best footballer of the 21st century so far at the Globe Soccer Awards held last Sunday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Among the finalists for that award were Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah and Ronaldinho. On the other hand, the “Team of the Century” award went to Real Madrid, while Josep Guardiola of Spain received the trophy as “Coach of the Century.”
The gala also presented awards in those categories to the best exponents of 2020. Polish striker Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich was chosen as the Player of the Year.
Reigning UEFA Champions League champion German Hans-Dieter Flick took home the trophy for the best manager of the year, while that club was voted the best team of 2020.
The Spanish Gerard Piqué and Iker Casillas were also awarded at the Globe Soccer Awards 2020. The FC Barcelona defender and the exporter for the Spanish team and Real Madrid were recognized for their successful sports careers.