It’s been an eventful year for Cristiano Ronaldo as the Real Madrid Superstar ends the year with yet another trophy added to his name – Best European Sportsperson 2016.
The 27 international news agencies have chosen the Real Madrid forward…
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to receive prizes after an excellent year, in which he has won Champions League, Club World Cup and European Super Cup with Real Madrid and the European Championships with Portugal.
The Real Madrid striker has been voted the best European sportsperson 2016 by the 27 international news agencies. The winner of this prize, which has been awarded since 1958 by the Polish agency PAP, is chosen by the votes of journalists representing each of the agencies.
Cristiano beat tennis player Andy Murray, who was second to win best European Sportsperson 2016 and then followed by Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu who came third.
This award can be added to the many individual recognitions that Cristiano has received throughout 2016. An unforgettable year for the Portuguese forward, in which he won his fourth Ballon d’Or and his second UEFA Best Player in Europe award.
All these after scoring 55 goals (42 for Real Madrid and 13 for Portugal), the last four in Japan where he picked up the Golden Boot in the Club World Cup.
The 27 agencies that are part of the jury are: Efe (Spain) France Presse (France), Agerpress (Romania), ANP (Netherlands), APA (Austria), ATA (Albania), Belga (Belgium), Belta (Belorussia), BTA (Bulgaria), CTK (Czech Republic)…
DPA (Germany), Elta (Lithuania), Fena (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Hina (Croatia), Leta (Latvia), Lusa (Portugal), Moldpres (Moldova), SDA-ATS (Switzerland), SHGSK (Kosovo), SID (Germany), Sita (Slovakia), STA (Slovenia), Tanjug (Serbia), TASS (Russia), Ukrinform (Ukraine) and PAP (Poland).