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Ronaldo gives ‘Player of The Year’ award to Lewandowski

Ronaldo  gives ‘Player of The Year’ award to Lewandowski
Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Dubai, Dec 28 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 12/28/2020 12:45:50 PM IST

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo – who won the ‘Player of the Century’ at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday – won hearts with an incredible move. According to reports, Ronaldo – who is a massive superstar in the world of football – also won the ‘Player of the Year’.

According to India.com, realising it would be ‘unfair’, the 35-year old instead of accepting the coveted honour, gave the award to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski – who has had a phenomenal year for his club.

Why did Ronaldo make such a move? Ronaldo and his team gave the honour to Lewandowski because the Juve striker only won it based on his own popularity.

Italian publication Tuttosport state that Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes believe he only won the award over Lewandowski in the public vote due to his popularity. Ronaldo – who won the ‘Player of the Century’ – said it is an ‘exceptional’ honour and is motivating moving forward.

“For 20 consecutive years I have played and scored as a professional, I didn’t know there was another record to beat. It’s a pleasure to hear about the records, I have achieved all this but without my teammates, without a great team, I would not have achieved these records. It is an exceptional achievement. It gives me the motivation to move forward,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lewandowski has had a season to remember where he scored 55 goals in all competitions for the German giants in 2020. Speculations are rife that the 35-year old is contemplating a move out of Turin after his contract with Juventus expires at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, according to Givemesport report, an official statement from the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards reads: “Robert Lewandowski was named Player of the Year 2020 at last night’s Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, thanks to a combination of votes from fans all over the world and votes from the Dubai Globe Soccer Jury.

“Lewandowski has had an exceptional season, being a top scorer of the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup and stacking up victories for his club, Bayern Munich.”


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