Cristiano Ronaldo named Serie A player of the year again

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Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league player of the year on Friday for the second successive time.

Ronaldo received the prize in 2019 after his debut season at Juventus. The awards didn’t happen final year as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ronaldo scored 31 targets in 33 league matches final season and helped Juventus to a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title.

“At the beginning it was hard to play in empty stadiums, but the aim was to win, and we did it,” the 36-year-old Ronaldo stated.

“I am happy and lucky. Persistence, confidence, work ethic, passion — those are all the secrets that allow me to keep playing. I feel motivated and you have to be every year, otherwise you won’t manage to win at 34, 35, 36 or 40 years old.”

Juventus ahead Cristiana Girelli obtained the greatest feminine player award.

Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini took dwelling the coach prize and his facet was group of the year. Atalanta completed third in Serie A for the second straight season and likewise reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

The Gran Gala del Calcio awards, that are voted for by a mixture of footballers, coaches, referees and journalists, are usually offered at a glittering ceremony. Amid the ongoing pandemic, they had been offered in a televised present.

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