Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won the Player of the Century Award (2001-2020) presented by the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, in partnership with the Dubai International Sports Conference, a member of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
The current Juventus star, Real Madrid and the former Manchester United star, surpassed Lionel Messi, the Barcelona star, and Brazilian Ronaldinho, along with the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool winger.
The ceremony was held for the 12th edition of the Globe Soccer Awards, which Dubai hosts annually; In the Armani Hotel in Dubai, which is located in the tallest building in the world, “Burj Khalifa”.
During the past 20 years of the century, the Portuguese star has won many championships, starting with the Portuguese Super Cup with Sporting Lisbon.
With Manchester United, he won the Premier League (3) times and the League Cup (twice).
He also won the FA Cup, the Charity Shield, the Champions League and the Club World Cup with the Red Devils (once).
With Real Madrid, he won the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, the Spanish Super Cup and the European Cup (twice).
He also won the European Champions League (4) and the Club World Cup (3).
In Juventus, Ronaldo won the Italian League title (twice) and the Italian Super League (once).
His successes also extended with the Portuguese national team, which contributed to winning the Euro 2016 title and the European Nations League (2018-2019).
As for his individual achievements, he won the Golden Ball and the best player in the world from FIFA (5) times, and the best player in Europe (3).
Ronaldo won the Golden Boot 4 times, and the Puskas Award for Best Goal in (2009).
Cristiano was crowned the best player in the Club World Cup 2016, and the best player in the world by Globe Soccer (6) times.
Ronaldo was crowned the goalscorer of the European Champions League (7) times, and he is the historical goal scorer of the competition with 134 goals, and he was crowned the top scorer in the Spanish League (3), and he is the second best scorer in the history of La Liga (311 goals).
Ronaldo was also crowned the top scorer in the English Premier League once.
Ronaldo is the historical goal scorer for the Club World Cup (7 goals), and the historic goal of the Euro with (9 goals).
He is also the historic goal-scorer for the Portuguese national team with 102 goals, and Real Madrid’s all-time goal scorer with 450 goals.