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Dubai: Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Globe Soccer’s Best Player for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall although he wasn’t present in person to receive his trophy.
The 32-year-old, Portuguese international also won the prize, organised by the EFAA (European Association of Football Agents) and ECA (European Clubs Association) in 2011, 2014 and 2016.
The Real Madrid star appeared by video link as he received the award from Italy’s Alessandro Del Piero.
Real were also named best club of the year and Zinedine Zidane was best coach.
In other awards, Francesco Totti and Carles Puyol received player career awards, Marcello Lippi was handed a coaching career award, Spain’s La Liga was best league of the year, and Jorge Mendes named best agent.