A renowned football player Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen as UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday following a campaign which noticed the Portuguese player assisting Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double tournament.
Champion Ronaldo has received the award for the third time given on the marginal of the Champions League group stage draw. Ronaldo’s opponent player Lionel Messi received the prize on two events and could start the way for him to take a fifth Ballon d’Or title.
“There are the same goals every year, to meet the same challenges, win everything if possible, qualify for the World Cup with my national team,” Ronaldo stated.
“This trophy will give me the motivation to keep working hard, never to give up. I am blessed and delighted to be with Real Madrid.”‘
Ronaldo clinched the UEFA award in year 2013-2014, 2015-2016 as well as in the Champions League when Real Madrid beat Juventus by 4-1 in the final, he clinched 12 goals in the game.
Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon stood second in the voting before Messi.