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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Player of the Year, Buffon best Goalkeeper


Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.

The Real Madrid forward saw off competition from Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to claim the award for the third time overall.



Ronaldo struck 25 goals in La Liga last term, and 12 in 13 matches during Real Madrid's Champions League-winning campaign.

The Portuguese star also won the Champions League forward of the season. 2016/2017, beating Paulo Dybala and, again, Messi for the award.




Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the season, Sergio Ramos the top defender, and Luka Modric the best midfielder.


Women’s Player of the Year went to Lieke Martens of Barcelona, who topped Pernille Harder of Wolfsburg and Dzsenifer Marozs├ín of Lyon. 




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